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Bharti Shares drops on deal concern

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Shares in Bharti Airtel fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday after the mobile operator and South Africa’s MTN group extended talks (to August 31) aimed at creating the world’s No 3 operator, beating China Mobile and Vodafone.

Bharti Airtel closed at 400.55 rupees and was among the top 20 traded stocks on the BSE, with volumes up to 835.10 million rupees.

The deal is valued at around $23 billion with a complex structure involving share swap and cash. MTN and its shareholders would take 36 percent economic interest in Bharti and the Indian firm would end up with 49 percent of MTN.

In the present structure, according to sources, Bharti will pay about $4-5 billion, which would probably be funded via debt and the rest through issue of new shares.  MTN-BHARTI/FUNDING

Sensex gains on strong economic data

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The BSE Sensex ended 2.6 percent up on Thursday on good corporate results and robust economic data.

Data released on Thursday showed infrastructure output grew 6.5 percent in June while the Wholesale Price Index fell 1.17 percent in the 12 months to July 11.

Sensex rises in choppy trade

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The BSE Sensex ended 0.9 percent up on Tuesday, recovering from yesterday’s biggest one-day drop in six months.

The benchmark turned negative during trade after rising more than 1 percent, as a large budget deficit weighed on investors’ minds. Trade was volatile and the 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day low of 14,000 to an intra-day high of 14,252 and closed 127 points higher at 14,170.
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Sensex gains amid mixed econ data

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The Sensex closed 2.25 percent higher on Thursday, as gains on Wall Street and positive inflation data boosted investor sentiments.

INDIAThe benchmark closed 183.35 points up at 8343.75, supported by index heavyweights Reliance Industries (up 4.1 percent), ICICI Bank (up 8.1 percent) and Infosys (up 2.5 percent).

Sensex gains on bargain hunting

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The BSE Sensex closed 1.56 percent higher on Friday as investors saw an opportunity in the battered market that had plunged to its lowest in three years in the previous session.

The benchmark closed at 8352.82, supported by index heavyweights Reliance Industries (up 1.8percent), NTPC (up 2.2 percent) and Bharti Airtel (up 2.1 percent).

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