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Sensex gains 46.70 points to end at 36,241, Nifty up 7 points to 10,883.75

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 03 Dec 2018, 08:30:44 PM
Sensex gains 46.70 points to end at 36,241, Nifty over 10,800 (File Photo)

New Delhi:

The BSE Sensex pared initial gains on Monday to end modestly higher at 36,241 points on profit-booking at higher levels amid mixed global cues. The stocks witnessed an early morning euphoria owing to Saturday's G20 Summit, where US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping negotiated a 90-day trade war truce.

The BSE Sensex, however, gained 46.70 points to end at 36,241 continuing its rising streak for the sixth straight session on Monday. The market sentiment took a hit from a sharp surge in crude oil prices and depreciation in the rupee against the US dollar. In a similar move, the broader NSE Nifty edged up by 7 points to close at 10,883.75.

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Of the Sensex 30-stock pack, 20 scrips ended in the green and 10 fell. Sun Pharma turned out to be the biggest loser, down 7.52 per cent, YES Bank, for the second consecutive day, topped the leaderboard. 

Broader markets BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices ended in the green, with a gain of 0.46 per cent each. In the BSE sectoral landscape, healthcare, energy, auto and capital goods all traded in the red. The healthcare was the worst hit, down 1.21%. Also, BSE utilities bagged the maximum gains by rising 2.66 per cent. 

The rupee, on the other hand, dropped by 88 paise, its biggest single-day loss in more than three months, to close at 70.46 against the US currency, snapping its four-day rising streak.

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India's economic growth slowed to 7.1 per cent in the September quarter as consumption demand moderated and farm sector displayed signs of weakness.

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First Published : 03 Dec 2018, 05:01:05 PM