India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.30%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 1.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Banking , Green Energy and Carbon sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 1.30%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index declined 1.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ), which rose 1.05% or 4.85 points to trade at 468.40 at the close. Bosch Ltd (NS: BOSH ) added 1.04% or 209.40 points to end at 20333.75 and Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (NS: INBF ) was up 0.23% or 2.75 points to 1205.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ), which lost 3.36% or 25.30 points to trade at 731.35 in late trade. Hindalco Industries Ltd. (NS: HALC ) declined 2.88% or 7.10 points to end at 240.45 and State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) shed 2.60% or 8.55 points to 320.35.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Gail (India) Ltd. (BO: GAIL ) which rose 1.45% to 468.50, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd (BO: REDY ) which was up 0.45% to settle at 2286.35 and NTPC Ltd (BO: NTPC ) which gained 0.36% to close at 182.50.

The worst performers were State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which was down 2.54% to 320.45 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which lost 2.42% to settle at 922.60 and AXIS Bank Ltd. (BO: AXBK ) which was down 2.39% to 536.00 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 911 to 643 and 38 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1389 fell and 1229 advanced, while 149 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 3.75% to 13.5500.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.11% or 1.38 to $1280.72 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.99% or 0.57 to hit $57.87 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.14% or 0.71 to trade at $63.24 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.24% to 64.575, while EUR/INR rose 0.16% to 76.3679.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 93.36.

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