Markets end flat after choppy trade; ICICI Bank shines

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Markets end flat after choppy commerce; ICICI Bank shines

Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty ended flat after choppy commerce on Friday, monitoring weak cues from world markets. The 30-share BSE Sensex gyrated 543.96 factors earlier than closing 12.78 factors or 0.02 per cent greater at its new closing report of 51,544.30. The broader NSE Nifty, nevertheless, slipped 10 factors or 0.07 per cent to fifteen,163.30.

ICICI Bank was the highest gainer within the Sensex pack, rising over 2 per cent, adopted by Axis Bank, Infosys, HDFC twins, Bajaj Finserv and SBI.

On the opposite hand, ITC, ONGC, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel and Titan had been among the many laggards.

According to Anand James, Chief Market Strategist at Geojit Financial Services, danger urge for food trickled down and equities pared features with a number of cities throughout globe getting into recent lockdowns.

“Indian equities were in the green in the first half with Bank Nifty rising over 1 per cent, but VIX rose in the second half, and traders opted cut down long bets across sectors, going into the weekend,” he mentioned.

Elsewhere in Asia, most bourses remained closed for holidays.

Stock exchanges in Europe had been buying and selling on a damaging notice in mid-session offers.

Meanwhile, the worldwide oil benchmark Brent crude was buying and selling 0.72 per cent decrease at USD 60.70 per barrel.

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