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Sensex ends marginally in the red

Our Bureau Agencies Mumbai | Updated on September 19, 2014

The Sensex and the Nifty ended the session near flat due to profit-taking by funds and retail investors amid firm global cues.

The 30-share BSE index Sensex ended down 21.79 points at 27,090.42 and the 50-share NSE index closed marginally up by 6.7 points at 8,121.45.

Among BSE sectoral indices, IT and TECk indices were the star-performers and were up 1.39 per cent and 1.13 per cent, respectively. On the other hand, capital goods index was down 1.89 per cent, oil & gas 1.22 per cent, PSU 0.97 per cent and realty 0.81 per cent.

TCS, Maruti, Cipla, HDFC and Wipro were the major Sensex gainers, while the major losers were L&T, ONGC, SBIN, HUL and Hero MotoCorp.

European stocks rallied to the highest level since January 2008, with the UK benchmark gauge trading near a 14-year peak, as Scotland voted to reject independence from Great Britain. US index futures and Asian shares also climbed.

Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain's remaining global clout.

Stoxx 50 was up 18.42 points or 0.56 per cent at 3,289.79, FTSE 100 gained 35.54 points or 0.52 per cent at 6,854.83,CAC 40 was up 15.75 points or 0.35 per cent at 4,480.45 and DAX climbed 55.30 points or 0.56 per cent at 9,853.43.

Sterling was last up 0.4 percent at $1.6460 after rising as high as $1.6525, a marked turnaround from a 10-month low of $1.6051 touched just last week. The move helped push the dollar to a six-year high against the yen in cross trading, market participants said.

Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures rose 0.4 per cent. while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.3 per cent.

Published on September 19, 2014

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