Mumbai:  The BSE Sensex today dropped by another 166 points in late morning trade due to persistent selling pressure from operators, mainly in metal, capital goods, realty, power and auto sectors triggered by weak global cues.

The 30-share index resumed lower at 17,164.48 and dropped further to 17,052,95 before quoting 17,058.63 points at 1015 hours, showing a net loss of 165.73 points, or 0.96 per cent, from yesterday’s close.

The NSE 50-share Nifty also dropped by 51.