Indian markets are likely to open negative tracking global indices and SGX Nifty.

US Stocks fluctuated over the course of the trading session on Thursday before eventually ending the day little changed. The major averages spent a big chunk of the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line. The Dow edged down 0.1 percent to 26143 and the Nasdaq dipped 0.2 percent to 7947.

U.K. markets slipped into the red on Thursday as growth worries pulled down mining stocks and insurers fell on going exdividend. The FTSE 100 was down by 0.1% to 7415.

On domestic front Indian shares ended Thursdays choppy session on a flat note as 91 constituencies spread across 18 States and two Union Territories went to polls today in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections. The benchmark BSE Sensex was ended up by 0.1% to 38607 at the end of trading session.

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