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Key indices were hovering in negative terrain in afternoon trade. At 13:22 IST, the barometer index, the S&P Sensex, was down 88.18 points or 0.23% at 37,833.99. The was down 24.50 points or 0.21% at 11,413.60. Investors sentiment was fragile due to negative Asian cues amid lingering global trade war concerns.

Among secondary barometers, the Mid-Cap was up 0.28%. The Small-Cap was up 0.03%. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was negative. On BSE, 1219 shares rose and 1278 shares fell. A total of 149 shares were unchanged.

(down 2.24%), (down 1.86%), (down 1.81%), (down 1.55%), (down 1.28%), (down 1.11%) and (down 1.01%), were the major Sensex losers.

(up 2.02%), (up 1.95%), (up 1.29%), (up 1.28%), (up 1.19%) and (up 1.13%), were the major Sensex gainers.

was up 1.09%. The company said that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has agreed to acquire 18.75% stake in Israel-based for $3 million. The company is an early-stage research and development company focusing on development of drug candidates in the field of ophthalmology. The announcement was made after trading hours yesterday, 10 September 2018.

Overseas, markets in traded cautiously higher on Tuesday, following some of the positive momentum seen across other global assets.

Asian shares were trading lower as the spectre of a Sino-US trade war haunted investors. US stocks closed mostly higher Monday, with the and the Nasdaq each snapping a four-day losing streak on the back of a recovery in

The reportedly announced that it was in the process of coordinating a second meeting between US and North Korean leader

Trade also remains another focal point for markets, with and the US yet to secure a deal that would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump announced last Friday that he was ready to slap tariffs on an additional $267 billion of Chinese imports, on top of the $200 billion already in the administration's sights.

On the data front, consumer borrowing picked up in July, according to the Federal Reserve on Monday. Total consumer credit rose $16.6 billion in July to a seasonally adjusted $3.91 trillion. That's an annual growth rate of 5.1%.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 13:25 IST