The two main equity benchmarks, Sensex and Nifty, started in the red on Friday, following mixed global signals and rising crude oil prices.

As of 10:30 am, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 41 points to 62,231, while the broader NSE Nifty was trading at 18,484, up slightly by 0.80 percent.

On the 30-stock Sensex platform, Nestlé was the biggest loser, followed by HUL, Asian Paint, Airtel, HDFC, HCL Tech, TCS and others. On the other hand, L&T was the leader, followed by IndusInd Bank, Axis Bank, …