November 12, 2018 / 10:29 AM / 4 months ago

Indian shares fall 1 pct ahead of inflation data

* NSE index down 0.97 pct, BSE index 0.98 pct lower

* Oil marketing firms decline as crude prices jump

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Indian shares closed 1 percent lower on Monday, dragged by oil marketing companies and financials, while investors were cautious ahead of key inflation data due later in the day.

The benchmark BSE index fell 0.98 percent to 34,812.99, while the broader NSE index declined 0.97 percent to 10,482.2. Both indexes closed lower for a second straight session.

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd was the top percentage loser on the NSE index with a drop of 6.73 percent, while Indian Oil Corp Ltd fell 4.66 percent. Brent crude futures gained as much as 2.42 percent.

Bajaj Finance Ltd closed 4 percent lower.

For midday report see (Reporting By Arnab Paul in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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