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Retail inflation in September dropped to a 13-month low of 4.31 per cent mainly on account of easing vegetables prices.
Wholesale inflation also eased to 3.57 per cent in September as food articles, led by vegetables, witnessed softening of prices.
The NSE 50-share index opened higher at 8,594.00 and hovered in a range of 8,604.45 and 8,549.80 before finishing at 8,583.40, showing a gain of 10.05 points or 0.12 per cent.
However, Zee fell by 3.30 per cent, Bharti Infratel 2.44 per cent, Infosys 2.39 per cent, HUL 2.30 per cent and Idea 1.78 per cent.
A total of 1,037 scrips advanced, 575 declined while 81 remained unchanged. Total securities that hit their price bands were 104.
Turnover in cash segment fell to Rs 20,518.22 crore from Rs 23,622.24 crore yesterday.
A total of 9,547.69 lakh shares changed hands in 7,896,477 trades. The market capitalisation of NSE stood at Rs 11,021,299 crore.
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