Sept. 25--MUMBAI -- The 30-share bellwether BSE Sensex on Wednesday was trading down following weak Asian cues.
At 11:45 am, the benchmark index was trading down 1.14%, or 228.80 points, at 19,692.21 points, while the National Stock Exchange's (NSE's) broader 50-share index Nifty was trading down 1.24%, or 73.35 points, at 5,819.10 points.
The BSE Capital Goods index rose 0.62% to be the biggest gainer, while the BSE FMCG index was the biggest loser, falling 1.98%.
Asian shares slipped and the dollar held steady against a basket of currencies in Asian trade, as concerns about a possible US government shutdown and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's policy outlook left investors hesitant to take aggressive positions.
The gainers included Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (Bhel) that rose 3.20% to Rs.135.55, Tata Motors Ltd rose 2.56% to Rs.345.
Among the losers, ITC Ltd lost 3.06% to Rs.339.10 while HDFC Bank Ltd fell 2.91% to Rs..620.30.
Reuters contributed to this story.