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Fag-end selling drags Sensex 163 pts down; mid-caps gain; Voda Idea up 10%

Earlier in the day, the 30-share index scaled mount 56,000 and hit a fresh record high of 56,118. The Nifty50, on the other hand, hit a new high of 16,702

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SI Reporter  | New Delhi 

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Stock market updates: Fag-end selling amid weekly F&O expiry, aggravated by profit-taking in financial, metal, and select auto stocks, dragged benchmarks in the red on Wednesday. The BSE Sensex index ended 163 points, or 0.29 per cent, lower at 55,629 levels while the index held the 16,550-mark and closed at 16,569, down 46 points or 0.28 per cent.

Earlier in the day, the 30-share index scaled mount 56,000 and hit a fresh record high of 56,118. The Nifty50, on the other hand, hit new high of 16,702.

The broader markets, meanwhile, were mixed. The BSE MidCap index added 0.26 per cent but the BSE SmallCap index slipped 0.18 per cent.

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