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Reliance Industries shines

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Shares in Reliance Industries gained 2 percent on Friday, helping the BSE Sensex gain 236 points.

RIL shares had fallen more than 3 percent over the last three days in the absence of any major announcement at the company’s annual general meeting earlier this week.

The Oil & Gas Index rose 1.52 percent, helped by gains in stocks like Reliance, BPCL, Aban Offshore and HPCL.

Investors in RIL have been rewarded well as shares of the country’s top listed firm have gained 10 percent in November so far.

Realty sector feels the heat

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INDIAThe BSE Realty Index topped the list of sectoral losers on Thursday, with the index falling 4.3 percent as real estate stocks came under pressure.

Indiabulls Real Estate, HDIL and Unitech slipped over 5 percent each and ended as the top losers in the index. Phoenix Mills was the only counter on the index that closed in the green.

Infosys, HDFC Bank touch 52-week highs

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The BSE Sensex closed 52 points lower on Wenesday, but many top counters touched their 52-week highs in trade, Thomson Reuters data shows.

Top IT stocks Infosys, Wipro and TCS touched their 1-year highs as the BSE IT index closed 0.7 percent higher.

Weak day for oil & gas stocks

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Shares in ONGC dropped over 2 percent and ended as the top Sensex loser as the broader market closed just 18 points higher.

The Oil & Gas Index slipped around 0.7 percent in trade, with ONGC, BPCL and Reliance among the losers.

Lacklustre day for IT stocks

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The BSE IT index was the only sectoral index to close in the red on Monday, in a broader market that ended 183 points up.

Top IT firms Infosys Technologies and TCS were among the top Sensex losers, falling 0.83 percent and 0.63 percent respectively. Patni Computer dropped over 3 percent.

Bad day for realty, Unitech falls over 5 pct

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Shares in Unitech, one of India’s leading realty firms, dropped over 5 percent on Thursday as the broader market ended down over 150 points.

Only three stocks in the realty index closed in the green, with Parsvanath and Unitech ending as top losers with an over 5 percent fall each.

Zandu Pharma zooms

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Two consecutive upper circuits of 20 percent have helped shares of Zandu Pharma cross the 10,000 rupee mark, its highest since October 2008.

ZanduThe shares closed at 10,802 on Friday after gaining 1,800 rupees and ended as the top gainer of the BSE mid-cap index.

Reliance leads Sensex fall

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The Sensex fell on Monday as an unfavourable court ruling saw a sell off in shares of Reliance Industries. Investor sentiments were also dampened by weak Asian markets.

The 30-share sensitive index swung from an intra-day high of 15,261 to an intra-day low of 14,808, and finally closed 362 points lower at 14,857. The fifty-share Nifty ended 2.1 percent lower at 4484. MARKETS-SOUTHASIA-STOCKS/

Sensex snaps 3-day rise, ends 0.9 pct lower

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The Sensex seesawed and ended down 0.9 percent on Tuesday, snapping a three-day rising streak as investors booked profits and weak European markets dampened sentiments.

INDIAIndex heavyweight Reliance Industries ended nealry 2 percent lower and SBI slipped 3.8 percent.

Sensex loses ground as U.S. stimulus package disappoints

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The BSE Sensex fell in early trade but pared losses to close 0.3 percent down on Wednesday as the much-awaited U.S. stimulus package failed to shore up investor sentiment globally.

Investors were disappointed with the $838 billion stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and their reaction clearly showed greater concern about financial security.

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