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Sensex, Nifty end flat over weak rupee, macro data

IANS  |  Mumbai 

The key equity indices managed to register their sixth straight session of gain on Monday as the and Nifty50 closed marginally up.

After opening over 200 points higher over signs of easing US-trade tensions, rise in global and domestic factors including disappointing macro-economic data and uncertainty over state election outcome weighed investor sentiments.

Also, ahead of the OPEC meeting this week, the surged on expectations of supply cuts by the The benchmark Brent Crude traded higher at $62.05 a barrel when the domestic markets closed.

The domestic currency weakened over 50 paise against the US dollar, trading at Rs 70.16 from its previous close of 69.59.

Utilities, and realty gained over 2 per cent on the BSE while healthcare, and auto where the only stocks ending in red.

The Sensex settled 46.70 points up or 0.13 per cent at 36,241, from its previous close of 36,194.30. It touched an intra-day high of 36,446.16 and a low of 36,099.68.

The Nifty50 gained 7 points or 0.06 per cent to finish the trade session at 10,883.75.

Top gainers on the Sensex were Yes Bank, which rose close to 5 per cent closely followed by Hindustan Uniliver. Vedanta, NTPC and gained in the range of 2 to 3.5 per cent.

lost 7.52 per cent -- the most on the Sensex -- followed by Other major losers were ITC, and

The markets had opened on a positive note in line with global markets on signs of easing US-trade tension who agreed to halt additional tariffs in the meeting in



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 16:14 IST