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Sensex tracks Asian peers lower; IT stocks drag


(Reuters) - Indian shares snapped a three-session winning streak to end lower on Thursday, tracking Asian peers, a day after the raised interest rates and struck a more hawkish tone in forecasting a slightly faster pace of tightening.

The Fed raised its benchmark overnight lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a range of 1.75 percent to 2 percent and forecast two additional hikes by the end of this year, compared with one previously.

The broader NSE Nifty ended 0.45 percent lower at 10,808.05, while the benchmark BSE Sensex closed 0.39 percent weaker at 35,599.82.

The index ended 1.5 percent lower, after marking six sessions of gains. The index was pulled down by Infosys Ltd, which closed 2 percent lower.

(Reporting by in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 16:00 IST