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Sensex up 87 points; ICICI Bank, Maruti top gainers

13 January 2018, 02:43 | Brandon Parsons

On Friday the 31-scrip index touched a new high 34638.42 while the 51-scrip index also rose at 10,689.10

On Friday the 31-scrip index touched a new high 34638.42 while the 51-scrip index also rose at 10,689.10

Realty fell by 1.46 per cent, FMCG 0.41 per cent, Pharma 0.32 per cent and Infra 0.09 per cent.

The key indices - which opened at fresh levels on Friday - had slipped into the negative territory on a sudden sell-off on account of an unprecedented event in which four senior judges of the Supreme Court met the media to complain that the administration of the country's top court was not in order in the midsession trade.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 per cent, following two straight sessions of decline. Both these indices outperformed the Sensex.

Globally, Asian stocks closed mostly higher after oil prices rallied overnight and China dismissed media reports that officials have recommended slowing or halting purchases of US debt.

Stock markets scaled fresh all-time peaks in the closing trade on Friday, propelled by financials and energy stocks, as investors awaited the monthly inflation data for clues on the central bank's monetary policy.

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The market breadth, indicating its overall health, was in favour of losers.

A total of 24,230.62 lakh shares changed hands in 12,588,175 trades.

ICICI Bank surges 2.6%, Maruti 1.3%.

Turnover in the cash segment rose to Rs 38,117.13 crore from Rs 35,305.76 crore as on Thursday. The multi-year agreement is worth more than $2 billion in revenues, and is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2018, the company said.

IT major Infosys was up 0.32% at Rs 1,079.05. The market capitalisation of listed firms on the NSE stood at Rs 1,53,21,627.92 crore. India's industrial production increased by 2.2% year-on-year in October, easing from an upwardly revised 4.1% gain in September.



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