The Indian markets are expected to open flat on the back of mixed global cues.

The domestic markets continued their losing trend on Thursday to end lower as concerns about the global economic growth prompted investors to square off their long positions on the expiry of March series F&O contracts.

The Sensex has supports at 16920 and 16570 and resistances at 17110 and 17310. The Nifty has supports at 5140 and 5100 and resistances at 5200 and 5240.