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Key indices trimmed losses after hitting fresh intraday low in mid-morning trade. At 11:21 IST, the barometer index, the Sensex, was down 90.92 points or 0.26% at 34,383.46. The index was down 37.15 points or 0.36% at 10,310.90.

Among secondary barometers, the Mid-Cap index was down 0.70%. The Small-Cap index was down 0.58%. Both these indices underperformed the Sensex.

The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, turned negative from positive. On BSE, 940 shares rose and 1271 shares fell. A total of 96 shares were unchanged.

Sugar shares were in demand. Sugar Mills (up 13.97%), (up 12.64%), (up 11.81%), (up 8.32%), (up 8.05%), (up 6.94%), (up 4.94%), (up 4.92%), Sugar (up 4.65%), (India) (up 4.33%), (up 4.27%), (up 2.17%) and (up 0.21%), edged higher.

Auto shares were mixed. (down 3.38%), (down 1.99%), (down 1.72%) and Maruti Suzuki (down 0.71%), edged lower. (up 0.07%), (up 0.24%), (up 0.59%) and Escorts (up 1.37%), edged higher.

was down 13.73%. (JLR) reported total of 57,114 vehicles in September 2018, down 12.3% year on year despite strong sales for new models including the Velar and the Jaguar I-PACE and E-PACE. The announcement was made after market hours yesterday, 8 October 2018.

The (IMF) retained its growth forecast for the current year and marginally pared it for next fiscal, citing the drag from higher crude prices and tightening of the global financial situation. But it will remain the fastest-growing major economy, well ahead of China, it said.

In its latest World Economic Outlook, the IMF said will grow 7.3% in FY19 and 7.4% in FY20. It had in January forecast FY20 growth at 7.5%. is forecast to grow 6.6% and 6.2% in 2018 and 2019, respectively. The Indian grew 6.7% in FY18.

Overseas, Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday as allowed its currency to slip past a psychological bulwark amid sharp losses in domestic share markets, a shift that pressured other emerging currencies to depreciate to stay competitive. South Korea's markets are closed for a public holiday.

IMF added to the malaise by cutting forecasts of global growth for both this year and next, including downgrades to the outlook for the United States, and

In US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced back from earlier losses to finish higher Monday, but the broader closed lower as fears over rapidly rising rates continued to weigh on sentiment. The market was influenced by worries that US economic growth may be jeopardized by higher interest rates.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 11:21 IST