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all other sectors closed in green. The major sectoral gainers for the day were Realty and Metal sectors which closed up around 3.10% and 1.38% respectively.
Jindal Steel and PNB were the gainers in the stock’s front, ended up around 5.41% and 4.46% respectively. The losers on the other end were INFY and Tata power closed down around 2.38% and 1.87% respectively.
The FIIs were net buyers in the cash segment, bought shares worth Rs 990.19 crore on 20, Friday December 2013. On the other hand the DIIs were net sellers on 20 December 2013, sold shares worth Rs 247.95 crore as per the provisional data from the stock exchanges.
The European markets were trading higher as on the news that IMF has raised its outlook on US and the US index futures were also up.
* BSE index closes up 0.1 pct; NSE index gains 0.16 pct
* Infosys falls after another key executive resigns
* Blue chips including ITC gain on foreign buying support
* Realty stocks edge higher on value buying
Indian shares edge up on foreign buying; Infosys falls
(Reuters) Indian shares edged higher on Monday, as blue chips gained on continued foreign inflows despite last week's decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve to start reducing its bond purchases, although a fall in Infosys Ltd capped broader gains.
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought a net of $492.4 million in cash shares in the previous two trading sessions, according to exchange and regulatory data, even after the Fed announced on Wednesday it was trimming monthly bond purchases by $10 billion.
Foreign buying has helped calm nerves in a market that has come to depend on these flows, as overseas funds have net invested $19.9 billion so far this year.
The uncertainty around the QE taper is behind us and the market has digested that news, and compared to other emerging markets, India is definitely well poised to attract incremental