Mumbai: A key Indian equities index opened just a tad higher on Wednesday but soon fell over 125 points as sentiments remained glum over political resistance to reforms and the devaluation of the Chinese yuan.
The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened at 27,880.76 points against the previous close at 27,866.09 points.
But some 10 minutes into trading, it was ruling at 27,768.28 points with a loss of 97.71 points or 0.35 percent.
In the interim, it had fallen further, quoting at 27,700.11 points. The key index had shed 234 points or 0.84 percent on Tuesday.