The Nifty and the Sensex fell about 0.8 per cent at the closing session on Friday owing to negative global cues.

The Nifty ended at 5,833.20, down 49.05 points or 0.83 per cent, while the Sensex ended at 19,727.27, down 166.58 points or 0.84 per cent.

The downtrend was led by banking, metal, realty and capital goods stocks which were down 1.83 per cent, 1.61 per cent, 1.48 per cent and 1.42 per cent, respectively.

On the other hand, FMCG, oil & gas and IT stocks capped the Sensex losses and were up 0.42 per cent, 0.15 per cent and 0.07 per cent, respectively.

Hero MotoCorp, Sun Pharma, Coal India, TCS and Jindal Steel were the top five Sensex gainers, while the top five losers were BHEL, Tata Steel, Bharti Airtel, Hindalco and ICICI Bank.

European indices FTSE 100, CAC-40 and DAX were down after a report said that Bank of England Governor Mark Carney sees no need for further monetary stimulus.

Asian stocks were mixed after US jobless claims data pointed to a improving labour market, reviving hopes of a reduction in US monetary stimulus.

But a stalemate in US congressional negotiations over the budget and increasing the federal borrowing limit is likely to cap the gains in global shares.

(This article was published on September 27, 2013)
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