ending 1.29 percent lower.
Among gainers, India's wagon and railroad infrastructure builders rose after Business Standard newspaper reported the government could allow foreign direct investment in the country's railway sector, citing an unnamed senior government official.
Kalindee Rail Nirman Engineers Ltd jumped 19.94 percent, Titagarh Wagons Ltd closed 9.98 percent higher, Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd rose 12.5 higher and Hind Rectifiers Ltd ended up 12.23 percent.
Trent Ltd rose 1.99 percent on anticipations ahead of government approval on Tesco Plc's proposal to invest $110 million to set up supermarkets in the country.
Sesa Sterlite Ltd ended 0.72 percent higher after the miner said a committee appointed by the country's top court had allowed it to resume mining activities in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
FACTORS TO WATCH
* Yen falls against on stimulus expectations
* Brent steadies on unrest in South Sudan, Libya
* World Shares ending bumper year
* Foreign institutional investor flows