REUTERS - Indian shares fell on Thursday, dragged lower by heavyweights such as Reliance Industries
Indexes in Asia's second-largest economy tracked losses in regional shares after weak China trade data rekindled global growth worries.
China's September exports fell 10 percent from a year earlier, far more than markets had expected, while imports unexpectedly shrank 1.9 percent.
Back home, caution prevailed ahead of quarterly results of software exporter Tata Consultancy Services
"China has been a concern for a very long time and today's data indicates that exports are not up to the mark. So markets are seeing a correction. But going ahead, focus remains on quarterly results," said AK Prabhakar, head of research at IDBI Capital.
Indian financial markets were shut on Tuesday and Wednesday for public holidays.
Index heavyweights such as Reliance Industries was down 1.5 percent while Housing Development Finance Corp
Mining stocks such as Hindalco Industries
The Nifty Metal index was down nearly 1 percent, reflecting weakness in global metal prices after exports at the world's biggest metals consumer China fell more than expected in September.
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Among the gainers, IndusInd Bank
(Reporting by Aastha Agnihotri in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)
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