Benchmark indices settled the day flat even ahead of December factory output later today on hopes of reviving economy. The factory output grew by 5.7% in November even after the note ban announced by PM Narendra Modi.
Sentiment was also affected as Asian shares rallied to an 18-month peak on Friday, as investors cheered upbeat Chinese trade data.
Nifty 50 continued to hover around 8,800 levels, gaining for third consecutive week, led by TCS, Grasim, Tech Mahindra and Infosys.
The BSE Sensex index rose 0.4% this week while the NSE added 0.6% even after the RBI held rated for the second time and changed its stance to ‘Neutral’ from ‘Accomodative’
After a lot of struggle, the market has ended lower on Friday. The Sensex is down 105.61 points or 0.4 percent at 27836.50, and the Nifty fell 23.60 points or 0.3 percent at 8541.40. About 1000 shares advanced, 1681 shares declined and 197 shares remained unchanged.
Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel, HDFC twins and Adani Ports were top gainers while Infosys, TCS, Wipro, NTPC and Coal India were top losers in the Sensex.
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