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Benchmark indices slumped more than 1% on Friday, in line with Asian peers, as the global rout in equities returned, while lingering concerns over inflation back home weighed on the market. Asian stocks tumbled to two-month lows after US shares plummeted again in the face of rapidly rising bond yields. Global cues have weighed on Indian stock markets with major indexes on track for a second straight weekly fall after embarking on a record-hitting spree in January. US markets remained the epicentre of the global sell-off, with the Dow plunging 4.1% and the S&P 500 ...

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Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

Top Sectoral gainer: Nifty Metals

Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

Top Sectoral loser: Nifty bank 

Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

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Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

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Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

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Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

Markets at Close   Benchmark indices slumped more than 1% on Friday, in line with Asian peers, as the global rout in equities returned, while lingering concerns over inflation back home weighed on the market.   The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 34,005, down 407 points while the broader Nifty50 index settled at 10,454, down 121 points.

Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

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Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

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Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

Market Check   S&P BSE Sensex 33,961.77 -1.31%   Nifty 50 10,451.65 -1.18%   S&P BSE 200 4,577.40 -0.95%   Nifty 500 9,247.25 -0.81%   S&P BSE Mid-Cap 16,621.81 -0.16%   S&P BSE Small-Cap 18,147.06 0.09%

Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

India's January retail inflation seen easing only slightly, still above target: Reuters poll   Retail inflation in India eased only slightly last month from a 17-month high hit in December, according to a Reuters poll, offering scant relief to policymakers mindful of the tentative economic recovery. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its key policy rates unchanged on Wednesday and retained its “neutral” stance in an attempt to maintain a delicate balancing act and nurture growth.   But the central bank raised its inflation expectations for the fiscal year starting in April on surging oil prices and after the government announced an increase in rural and healthcare spending in its budget, which would be inflationary. “There are upside risks to inflation, primarily stemming from higher minimum support price (MSP) for kharif crops as stated in the union budget, increase in customs duties, and fiscal slippage,” said Nikhil Gupta, research analyst at Motilal Oswal.

Sensex ends a tad above 34,000, down 407 pts, Nifty falls 1%; banks drag

HPCL Q3 profit rises 23% to Rs 19 bn; income up 13%   State-owned oil refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd's profit rose 22.6 per cent in the third quarter, beating estimates. Profit rose to Rs 19.50 billion ($303.05 million), compared with Rs 15.90 billion a year earlier. Analysts on average had expected a profit of Rs 15.50 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data READ MORE Earnings impact: HPCL  

First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 15:31 IST
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All That happened in markets today.

Benchmark indices slumped more than 1% on Friday, in line with Asian peers, as the global rout in equities returned, while lingering concerns over inflation back home weighed on the market. Asian stocks tumbled to two-month lows after US shares plummeted again in the face of rapidly rising bond yields. Global cues have weighed on Indian stock markets with major indexes on track for a second straight weekly fall after embarking on a record-hitting spree in January. US markets remained the epicentre of the global sell-off, with the Dow plunging 4.1% and the S&P 500 ...

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