MUMBAI: Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 150 points in early trade on Tuesday.
The 30-share index was trading 124.41 points, or 0.32 per cent, lower at 38,998.55 at 0930 hours.
Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty was quoting 35.25 points, or 0.30 per cent, down at 11,664.40.
On Monday, the BSE gauge settled 71.53 points, or 0.18 per cent, lower at 39,122.96, and the Nifty dropped 24.45 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 11,699.65.
Top losers in the Sensex pack included HCL Tech, Sun Pharma, Hero MotoCorp, Asian Paints, Tata Steel, TechM, TCS and IndusInd Bank, shedding up to 1.44 per cent.
On the other hand, Vedanta, ONGC, PowerGrid, RIL, NTPC, Maruti and Kotak Bank, rising up to 1.31 per cent.
Shanghai Composite Index, Hang Seng, Nikkei and Kospi were trading significantly lower in their respective early sessions. On Wall Street, S&P500 and Nasdaq too ended in the red on Monday.
Meanwhile, on a net basis, foreign institutional investors bought equities worth Rs 207.33 crore, and domestic institutional investors purchased shares to the tune of Rs 984.43 crore.
The global oil benchmark Brent crude futures fell 0.93 per cent to 63.58 per barrel.
On the currency front, the Indian rupee appreciated 6 paise at 69.28 against the US dollar.
With inputs from PTI