The BSE Sensex fell 0.1 percent in early trade on Monday, with banks leading the losses ahead of November inflation data that is due by midday (0630 GMT).

At 9:55 a.m. (0425 GMT), the 30-share BSE index was down 0.1 percent at 17.101.41 points, with 12 components declining.

The 50-share NSE Index was down 0.3 percent at 5,104.15.