MARKET WRAP: Sensex slips 79 pts, Nifty ends at 10,585; IT stocks weigh

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The benchmark indices ended barely decrease on Friday led by a fall in data expertise (IT) and metallic stocks.

The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 35,159, down 79 factors, whereas the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,585, down 13 factors.

Among the sectoral indices, the Nifty IT index fell 0.8 per cent weighed by Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). The Nifty Metal index slipped 0.9 per cent as a result of a decline in NMDC. On the opposite hand, the Nifty Pharma index settled 1.4 per cent larger led by an increase in Sun Pharma.

In stock-specific motion, Bharti Airtel fell 2.9 per cent to Rs 297 on the BSE after Moody’s Investors Service positioned it is ranking on evaluate for downgrade, following low ranges of profitability and expectation of weak money move. The inventory had fallen as a lot as 5.21 per cent to Rs 290 on the BSE in intra-day commerce.


The rupee traded on a agency observe throughout the day, rising to 72.58 per greenback, up from its earlier shut of 73 in opposition to the buck.

Global Markets

Asian stocks pulled again from a one-month excessive on Friday because the Federal Reserve appeared set to ship one other rate of interest hike subsequent month, paring features made earlier this week after US midterm elections triggered a worldwide equities rally.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outdoors Japan fell 1.three per cent and was headed for a lack of greater than 1 per cent for the week. On Thursday, the index hit its highest degree since Oct. 8. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng misplaced 2.Four per cent and the Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.2 per cent. South Korea’s KOSPI edged down 0.05 per cent and Japan’s Nikkei shed 1.05 per cent.

(with Reuters enter)

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