The Sensex and Nifty ended lower in a volatile trading session on Friday, ahead of the expiry of futures and options contracts next week, with indexes posting their second straight weekly loss. The barometer finally ended at 29,365.30, down 57.09 points or 0.19 per cent.
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 17 points or 0.19 per cent, to 9,119.40 points.
However, caution prevailed over the ongoing fourth quarter results season, coupled with mixed global cues and a marginally weak rupee.
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Extensive research was carried out to estimate how the flaperon's drift would be affected by wind and waves on the Indian Ocean. Speaking on Friday, he reiterated that position but said the report had been sent to Malaysia for consideration.
The Sensex touched a high of 29,584.34 points and a low of 29,259.42 points during the intra-day trade. On the other hand, realty index remained investors' favourite and was up 2.37 per cent, followed by power 0.28 per cent, capital goods 0.24 per cent and oil & gas 0.17 per cent.
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 168.84 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.
Among sectoral indices, the BSE FMCG fell the most at 0.97 per cent, followed by healthcare 0.76 per cent, metal 0.59 per cent, auto 0.41 per cent, IT 0.36 per cent, teck 0.21 per cent and PSU 0.17 per cent.
Major Sensex gainers on Friday were: HDFC Bank, up 2.38 per cent at Rs 1,496.75; Reliance Industries, up 2.22 per cent at Rs 1,399.75; NTPC, up 2.05 per cent at Rs 167.05; Asian Paints, up 0.43 per cent at Rs 1,062.90; and Larsen and Toubro (LT), up 0.39 per cent at Rs 1,687.65.
Top losers in the Sensex-30 pack: Sun Pharma (down 2.4 per cent), Cipla (down 1.8 per cent), ITC (down 1.8 per cent), Adani Ports (down 1.7 per cent) and Power Grid (down 1.4 per cent).
Firming trend at other Asian markets, tracking overnight gains at the Wall Street on revived hopes of USA tax cuts mainly accelerated buying activity on the domestic bourses, brokers said.
Supreme Court rejected stay requests from Ledell Lee , allowing his execution to proceed at the prison near Varner, Ark . McKesson has previously sought and won such an order blocking the state from using the vecuronium bromide.
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District Judge Sean Cox on Friday accepted a plea agreement reached in January between the automaker and the federal government. VW eventually admitted that the cars were programmed to turn pollution controls on during testing and off while on the road.
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In a statement, the Mexican foreign relations ministry said it'll seek Duarte's extradition so he can formally face charges here. Under Mr Duarte, Veracruz also became the most unsafe region of the country for journalists, with 17 killed during his term.
Paris police attack kills 1 officer; assailant killed
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Black Man Fails in Effort to Avoid Arkansas Execution
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Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race
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French police hunting second suspect after Paris attack
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