The BSE Sensex closed flat at
31,662.74 after a volatile trade as jittery investors booked
profits at every rise amid deepening worries over North Korea.
The broader NSE Nifty ended up by 13.70 points, or 0.14
per cent, at 9,929.90, after moving between 9,964.85 and
The benchmark Sensex had opened higher at 31,738.74 and
scaled the day's high of 31,814.96 in early trade, taking
positive leads from Asian markets.
Emergence of profit-booking dragged the index to a low of
31,620.44 later before settling with a marginal rise of 0.77
point, at 31,662.74. The gauge had lost 147.86 points in the
Brokers said buying by domestic institutional investors
(DIIs) cushioned any major fall despite sustained capital
outflows by foreign funds.
The rupee offered some relief, trading higher by 12 paise
at 63.98 (intra-day) against the dollar at the forex market.
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