India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.13%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.13% – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Real Estate , Technology and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 lost 0.13%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were GAIL Ltd (NS: GAIL ), which rose 2.04% or 7.85 points to trade at 391.75 at the close. Housing Development Finance Corp. (NS: HDFC ) added 1.37% or 19.30 points to end at 1424.75 and Coal India Limited (NS: COAL ) was up 1.35% or 4.50 points to 338.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Idea Cellular Ltd (NS: IDEA ), which lost 10.49% or 9.80 points to trade at 83.65 in late trade. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS: BRTI ) declined 6.27% or 20.80 points to end at 310.85 and Reliance Industries Ltd (NS: RELI ) shed 2.91% or 30.80 points to 1029.20.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Gail (India) Ltd. (BO: GAIL ) which rose 2.06% to 392.00, Coal India Limited (BO: COAL ) which was up 1.32% to settle at 338.05 and ICICI Bank Ltd. (BO: ICBK ) which gained 1.24% to close at 260.90.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO: BRTI ) which was down 6.37% to 310.70 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO: RELI ) which lost 2.73% to settle at 1029.15 and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BO: BHEL ) which was down 2.48% to 135.60 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 979 to 495 and 51 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1038 fell and 588 advanced, while 51 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India Vix , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 0.74% to 13.3400.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.16% or 2.05 to $1309.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.07% or 0.03 to hit $44.73 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.09% or 0.04 to trade at $46.85 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.04% to 67.002, while EUR/INR fell 0.05% to 74.6880.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.02% at 96.03.

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