Sensex falls 135 points in opening trade

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Mumbai, Feb 9 (PTI) The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmarkSensex shed 135 points in opening trade today amid sustainedforeign capital outflows and a mixed trend on other Asianbourses.

The 30-share index, which fell by 261.49 points inyesterday''s session, lost 134.44 points, or 0.76 per cent,to 17,641.26 points in opening trade today.

In a similar fashion, the wide-based National StockExchange Nifty index dipped below the 5,300 points level aftershedding 39.25 points, or 0.73 per cent, to 5,273.30 points.

Brokers said continued capital outflows by foreign fundsand selling by retail investors in the absence of any positivecue dampened the trading sentiment.

In particular, realty, auto, consumer durables and metalstocks were under pressure, which dragged down the the broadermarket.

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