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Yes Bank was down by 13.65 per cent, a day after resuming complete services which were stopped as the Reserve Bank of India placed it under moratorium earlier this month.

In Japan, the Nikkei lost by 1.68 per cent, Shanghai Composite by 1.83 per cent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng by 4.55 per cent and South Korea's Kospi by 4.86 per cent.

Among stocks, index heavyweight Reliance Industries slipped by 2.08 per cent to trade at Rs 1,565.80 per share. The others in negative zone included Coal India, Nestle India, HDFC Bank and Adani Ports.

Asian shares pulled back from a one-and-a-half year peak as investors booked profits ahead of holiday trade and awaited further data on the state of the global economy.

Automaker Tata Motors jumped 4.79 per cent at Rs 181.65 per cent. Private lenders Yes Bank and Axis Bank added gains of 3.3 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively.

Infosys which had shed 16.65 per cent on Tuesday after a whistleblower complaint against unethical practices by certain senior management members of the firm, was trading at Rs 644.35 per share, up by 0.16 per cent.

Infosys was the top loser at Rs 640 per share -- down by 16.65 per cent -- a day after an anonymous group calling itself 'ethical employees' alleged in a letter to the board of Infosys and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the company is taking unethical steps to boost short-term revenue and profits.

Chinese stocks were also hit hard with the benchmark Shanghai Composite and the blue-chip CSI300 down 1.5 per cent and 1.6 per cent respectively, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 2.2 per cent.

Mumbai: The BSE Sensex opened in green today morning, rising by over 130 points in the opening trade. The 30-share...