Markets Trade Flat Ahead of GST Council Meet; Sensex, Nifty Marginally Up

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Sensex recovers 53 pts in opening trade on Asian cues

Surrendering early gains, benchmark Sensex tumbled 360 points to end at 33,370.76 today as wary investors booked profits amid fears of a flare-up in crude oil prices following the shakedown in Saudi Arabia.

Indian shares ended a choppy session slightly higher on Friday after the GST Council pruned tax rates on many mass consumption items such as chocolates, shampoo, detergents, nutrition drinks, marble and cosmetics.

Similarly, the 50-share NSE index Nifty slumped 47 points or 0.45 per cent to close at 10,303.15 after shuttling between 10,384.25 and 10,285.50. The rupee opened at 65.07 a dollar and was trading at 65.08 against the dollar.

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Drug firm Lupin was the worst performer in the Sensex pack, crashing 16.84 per cent to close at its 52-week low after the company said it has received warning letter from the U.S. health regulator for its manufacturing facilities in Goa and Indore.

On the other hand, Tata Motors (4.01%), Reliance Industries (2.00%), Asian Paints (1.57%), Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (1.42%), Kotak Mahindra Bank (1.27%), and Tata Consultancy Services (1.12%) were the major losers in the Sensex.

Provisional data with the exchanges showed that on Tuesday, FIIs invested in scrips worth Rs 461.47 crore.

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European markets were also trading in the positive zone.

Among BSE sectoral indices, capital goods gained the most by 2.43 per cent, which was then followed by realty 1.68 per cent, infrastructure 0.97 per cent and consumer durables 0.88 per cent. Gains were led by banking, energy, pharma and metal stocks - up between 0.70 per cent and 0.95 per cent in morning deals. Hong Kong's Hang Seng climbed 0.6 per cent. The broader markets too were in a bearish form, with the small-cap index falling 0.96 per cent and mid-cap dipping 0.77 per cent. London's FTSE was down 0.04 per cent.

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