FII inflows, easing economy push Sensex up 1% in a week
Both the houses, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, were adjourned after Bharatiya Janata Party opposed the proposal to allow foreign retailers to set-up shop in India. The government has called for an all-party meeting on November 26 to end the logjam.
The Sensex ended the day at 18,506.57, down 10.77 points or 0..06% from close Thursday, while the Nifty settled at 5,626.60, down 1.15 points or 0.02% from the previous close. The lull was seen in broader markets too, with the BSE Midcap and Smallcap index ending down 0.06% and 0.20%, respectively.
Ranbaxy Laboratories was the biggest loser Friday, falling over 3% to its lowest level in three months as the company has announced the recall of the generic version of Pfizer's cholesterol drug Lipitor in the US. Stocks like NTPC, GAIL, Cipla were among the biggest losers, all ending down in the range of 2-3%.
“Though the Government made a sincere attempt to revive the policy engine, much remains a work in progress,” said Dipankar Mitra, senior VP – research, Motilal Oswal Securities, adding that political uncertainty continues to remain a serious concern for the markets.
However, on a weekly basis, Indian equities gained 1% tracking the optimism in global markets after reports suggested sentiments were improving on US President Barack Obama's positive remarks
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