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Indian shares end lower, rupee hits 3-wk low on N.Korea tensions
September 6, 2017 / 10:23 AM / 2 months ago

Indian shares end lower, rupee hits 3-wk low on N.Korea tensions

Sept 6 (Reuters) - Indian shares fell on Wednesday, while the rupee hit its weakest level in three weeks against the dollar as tensions over North Korea’s latest nuclear test continued to weigh, spooking investor sentiment globally.

The broader NSE index ended 0.36 percent lower at 9,916.20, while the benchmark BSE index closed 0.46 percent lower at 31,661.97. ITC Ltd fell 2.5 percent and was the biggest drag on the indexes.

The rupee was trading at 64.1250 per dollar at 1013 GMT after earlier weakening to as much as 64.2625, its lowest since Aug. 16. It closed at 64.1275 on Tuesday.

For the mid-day report, click (Reporting by Krishna V Kurup in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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