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Mumbai, India (BBN) – The Sensex and Nifty were trading marginally lower as geo-political issues continued to dominate the scene.
At 10.15am, the 30-share BSE index Sensex was down 16.54 points or 0.06 per cent at 29,444.91 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was down 8.85 points or 0.1 per cent at 9,141.95, reports The Hindu Business Line.
Among BSE sectoral indices, metal index was down 0.39 per cent, followed by TECk 0.35 per cent, FMCG 0.33 per cent and 0.28 per cent. On the other hand, realty index was the star-performer and was up 1.71 per cent, followed by oil & gas 0.75 per cent, consumer durables 0.54 per cent and infrastructure 0.47 per cent.
Top five Sensex gainers were Dr Reddy’s (+2.18 per cent), Adani Ports (+1.67 per cent), Power Grid (+1.53 per cent), GAIL (+1.19 per cent) and HDFC (+1.06 per cent), while the major losers were Sun Pharma (-2.13 per cent), Asain Paints (-1.2 per cent), M&M (-0.86 per cent), NTPC (-0.85 per cent) and TCS (-0.71 per cent).
Global shares dipped as soft US economic data hurt investor sentiment already frayed by worries over North Korea and upcoming French elections.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 per cent in holiday-thinned trade, while Japan’s Nikkei shed 0.4 per cent.