The Sensex and Nifty closed higher on Wednesday amid volatile trade, extending their winning streak to a fifth straight day. Stocks of oil marketing companies such as HPCL, BPCL and International Olympic Committee reeled under pressure and fell up to 1.07 per cent. Banking stocks, led by private lenders, succumbed to profit-booking after recent gains. The recent upsurge in the market has led Sensex to gain more than 800 points since mid-last week.
Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to lower import tariffs on products including cars, easing concerns over an escalating U.S.
In the morning, Sensex opened marginally lower at 33,866, down 13 points while Nifty was trading at around 10,399.95.
Investors are focusing on key macroeconomic data, including retail inflation and industrial production numbers due tomorrow and corporate results starting Friday.
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This year at home in the Champions League , Madrid have defeated APOEL , Dortmund and PSG while drawing Spurs . Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid was in doubt before Wednesday's Champions League tie against Juventus .
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Dzeko was at it again after the break with a show of brute force, shrugging off Gerard Pique and Umtiti to approach the goal. Barcelona's only real chances of the first half came from two free kicks, both of which Messi missed high.
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But authorities appeared near-certain that there was no Islamist connection to the violence in the historic center of Muenster. Jan Schoessler, who was among those in line, said dozens of people were waiting shortly after doors opened at 7 p.m.
Oil marketing companies came under pressure after Bloomberg reported that the goverment has asked OMCs to bear the burden of rising crude prices up to Rs 1 per litre. Hindustan Petroleum Corp closed 7.7 per cent lower, Bharat Petroleum Corp plunged 7.5 per cent while Indian Oil Corp settled 6.7 per cent lower.
The gauge had gained 861.18 points in the previous four sessions.
ICICI Bank Ltd dropped as much as 2.2 percent and State Bank of India declined 2.5 percent, heading for their first session of fall in five. Sector-wise, Nifty FMCG rose 1.13% followed by Nifty Pvt Bank 0.92%.
Among the top gainers, Vedanta surged 4.5 per cent while TCS, Sun Pharma, Eicher Motors and HCL Tech finished with gains of 2-2.6 per cent.