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Sep 18, 2012, 02.51 PM IST
The BSE Sensex was marginally down amid choppy trade, weighed down by weakness in European markets. France's CAC and Germany's DAX fell over 1% while Britain's FTSE lost 0.65% on concerns over Spain and fall in metals stocks.
Country's largest software services exporter TCS tanked 2.7% while commercial vehicle maker Tata Motors, private power producer Tata Power and steel manufacturer Tata Steel went down 1%.
Index heavyweight Reliance Industries, aluminium major Hindalco Industries and state-run power producer NTPC dropped 2% each.
Private sector lender ICICI Bank and housing finance company HDFC were down over 1% while top lender State Bank of India shot up 3%.
State-owned power equipment manufacturer BHEL surged over 4.5% while shares of GAIL and Jindal Steel jumped 3% each.
Utility vehicle maker M&M, Software services exporter Infosys, cigarette major ITC and telecom operator Bharti Airtel moved up 1-1.5%.
Indian equity benchmarks continued to trade in a narrow range around their previous closing values. The 50-share NSE Nifty was trying to hold the 5600 level since early trade, which fell 8.35 points to 5,601.65.
The 50-share NSE Nifty continued to hold the 5600 level amid volatility, even after the Indian rupee fell by 28 paise to 54.29 against the US dollar. The buying in Infosys, ITC, SBI, Bharti and BHEL counterbalanced the weakness in HDFC, ICICI Bank, Reliance Industries, Tata Motors and HUL
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