The benchmark indices were trading lower on Wednesday tracking negative trend seen in Asian markets after weaker crude oil prices took a toll on Wall Street, while the euro kept big gains after enjoying a boost from robust German economic growth.
Back home, trade deficit widened to $14.02 billion in October 2017 as against $11.13 billion in October 2016. Export declined by 1.12 per cent to $23 billion during the month under review, retreating from a six-month high growth in September as shipments of textiles, pharmaceuticals, leather and gems and jewellery fell, official data showed.
Meanwhile, as many as 74 companies are likely to report their September quarter numbers. These include Care Ratings, Somani Ceramics, HMT, Automotive Axles, Digjam, Golden Tobacco, Wonderla Holidays and The New India Assurance, among others.