The NSE benchmark Nifty settled with small 18 points loss, falling for the third consecutive session, to close at 10,360.40 in a volatile trade.
By 7:01 am ET, Dow e-minis 1YMc1 had lost 185 points. S&P 500 e-minis ESc1 were down 18.25 points and Nasdaq 100 e-minis NQc1 fell 49.25 points.
Shares in SimCorp hit their highest level in six months after the company reported strong growth in the Q4 and said it would increase its dividend payout for 2017.
PNB's has slumped by Rs 10,939 crore in five days, which is nearly equal to the massive Rs 11,384-crore fraud at the company, even as the stock made a marginal recovery.
Shares of Gitanjali Gems tanked for the fifth straight trade session, a day after two senior officials-- Karkare and Warange -- resigned following the fraud.
Sensex slipping over 71 points to mark its third straight-session loss as private banks put a dampener on the momentum created by IT counters.
Private sector lenders Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank fell as much as 1.44 per cent.
The UK’s top share index inched lower, weighed down by a disappointing update from banking heavyweight HSBC and declines in big mining stocks on metal price weakness.
Weakness across Asia where Tokyo saw a 1% drop meant MSCI’s 47-country world share index was 0.2 percent in the red.