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Market close: Sensex down by 135.05 points, Nifty at 15,709.40

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Today’s market closed marginally down, 30-share BSE index ended 135.05 points or 0.26 per cent lower at 52,443.71, while the broader NSE Nifty slipped 37.05 points or 0.24 per cent to 15,709.40.

Among Sensex pack of stocks, Bharti Airtel was the best performer (up 5 per cent), followed by Tata Steel (up 3 per cent) and IndusInd Bank (up 1 per cent). Kotak Bank, DRL, M&M and PowerGrid were the top losers.

In the broader markets, the BSE SmallCap index underperformed the headline indices and slipped 0.45 per cent. Meanwhile, BSE Midcap ended unchanged.

Sectorally, all but the Nifty Metal (up 1.12 per cent) and IT (up 0.21 per cent) indices ended in the red with the Nifty PSB Index sliding nearly 2 per cent. Nifty Auto too witnessed heavy selling and was down nearly 1 per cent.

Meanwhile, international oil benchmark Brent crude advanced 0.76 per cent to $74.08 per barrel.

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