Stocks pared their early losses to
trade flat in late morning session amid lower Asian cues on
uncertainty in US tax reforms.
The benchmark BSE Sensex was marginally lower by 2.70
points at 33,248.23 at 1100 hrs with 16 components led by Tata
Motors and Asian Paint trading in the negative.
The 30-share index resumed lower at 33,235.75 and hovered
between 33,280.55 and 33.135.94 in morning trade.
Investors opted for wait and watch policy ahead of GST
Council outcome providing relief to small businesses, also the
Index of Industrial Production (IIP) numbers to be released
All the sectoral indices were trading mixed with selling
in energy, healthCare, auto, IT and oil&gas and buying in
realty, consumer durable, capital goods, industrials and power
followed by secondline shares of midcap and smallcap counters.
The broader NSE Nifty trading at 10,305.85, down by
marginal 3.10 points, or 0.03 per cent.
Major losers were Tata Motors 2.82 pct, Asian Paint
2.58 pct, Tatamtrdvr 1.73 pct, Adaniports 1.35 pct, Reliance
1.23 pct and Coal India 1.13 pct.
Gainers include L&T 3.79 pct, ITC 1.67 pct, ICICI Bank
1.22 and ONGC 0.90 pct.
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth
a net Rs 713.75 crore yesterday, as per provisional data
released by stock exchanges. Domestic institutional investors
(DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 231.25 crore.
Overseas, Asian markets were trading lower on uncertainty
about US tax reforms after Senate Republicans unveiled a plan
that differed from the House of Representatives' version in
several key areas, including a delay in the timing of a
corporate tax cut.
The US stocks closed lower yesterday with the Dow
snapping a seven-day win streak on worries over a possible
delay in much-anticipated corporate tax cut.
-- Rupee pares losses against dollar; trades at 65.02 --
The rupee pared its early losses against the dollar to
trade at 65.02, still down by 8 paise, in late morning session
at interbank foreign exchange market.
The rupee opened lower at 65.11 against previous close of
64.94 on strong demand for the greenback and early losses in
The rupee recovered some ground against the dollar later
to trade at 65.02, down by 8 paise at 1130 hrs.
The domestic currency moved between 65.11 and 65.0150 in
The dollar fell marginally against world currencies amid
uncertainty over US tax reforms.
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