INDIAN BENCHMARKS are set to open lower today tracking a firm trend in markets across Asia. SGX Nifty is trading 5 points lower. 

Headlines for the day:
  • Nikkei Service PMI down at 51.3 in September
  • Auto sales: Delayed festive season distorts September growth rates
  • Sun Pharma gains on settling patent litigation with Actavis
  • Mumbai Metro bidders J Kumar Infra, ITD Cementation witness positive action
Trend in FII flows: The FIIs were net  buyers of Rs   480.24 Cr in the cash segment on Monday while the DIIs were net  sellers of Rs   -424.6 Cr, as per the provisional figures released by the NSE.