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Nifty, Sensex extend losses ahead of inflation data


(Reuters) - Indian shares fell on Tuesday, with losses spread across IT and financial stocks, as caution prevailed ahead of a key data due later in the day.

A poll of 30 economists predicted consumer price (CPI) to have accelerated to 2.48 percent in January, from 2.19 percent in December.

The benchmark BSE Sensex fell for a fourth straight session, closing 0.66 percent lower at 36,153.62.

The broader NSE Nifty declined 0.53 percent to 10,831.4, shedding 2.15 percent over the past three sessions.

Housing Development Corp Ltd and were the top drags on the NSE index, closing down 2.2 and 1.6 percent, respectively.

(Reporting By in Bengaluru; Editing by Shreejay Sinha)

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 15:53 IST