The Nifty opens lower for fifth consecutive session on the final day of the expiry. All the Asian markets were trading lower. Hang Seng slipped 1.20%, Nikkei shed 0.74%, Straits Times was down 0.88% and Seoul Composite fell 1.37%.
The Sensex was down 60.09 points or 0.34% at 17430.72, and the Nifty was down 18.15 points or 0.34% at 5269.65.
Sterlite Industries is the top loser among the Sensex stocks. It has slipped 2% to open at Rs 98. Jindal Steel, Hero MotoCorp, Bharti Airtel, L&T, NTPC, Tata Steel, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, Reliance Industries, BHEL and GAIL India have also opened lower by 0.6-1.5% each.