Most Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday as the deepening conflict in Iraq and a gas dispute between Ukraine and Russia sapped investors' appetite for riskier assets.
Key benchmark indices alternately swung between positive and negative zone within a narrow range in early afternoon trade. Tyre stocks were in demand on renewed buying, with shares of Balkrishna Industries scaling record high. Sugar stocks rose on fresh buying.
The S&P BSE Sensex, was down 12.38 points or 0.05%, off 73.69 points from the day's high and up 38.87 points from the day's low.
The market breadth indicating the overall health of the market was positive.
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