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India stocks higher at close of trade; Nifty 50 up 0.41% – India stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Real EstateBanking and Metals sectors led shares higher.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 rose 0.41% to hit a new 3-months high, while the BSE Sensex 30 index added 0.55%.

The best performers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Cipla Ltd. (NS:CIPL), which rose 3.02% or 14.15 points to trade at 480.85 at the close. Meanwhile, ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) added 2.49% or 11.65 points to end at 480.70 and Infosys Ltd (NS:INFY) was up 2.36% or 16.40 points to 712.30 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Titan Company Ltd (NS:TITN), which fell 10.09% or 129.50 points to trade at 1156.10 at the close. Bharti Airtel Ltd. (NS:BRTI) declined 3.44% or 13.20 points to end at 371.45 and Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (NS:ONGC) was down 1.26% or 1.85 points to 144.65.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) which rose 2.64% to 480.60, Infosys Ltd (BO:INFY) which was up 2.37% to settle at 712.30 and Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (BO:HDFC) which gained 1.78% to close at 2220.30.

The worst performers were Bharti Airtel Ltd (BO:BRTI) which was down 3.31% to 371.55 in late trade, Reliance Industries Ltd (BO:RELI) which lost 1.07% to settle at 1432.10 and Bajaj Finance Ltd (BO:BJFN) which was down 1.04% to 4185.90 at the close.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the India National Stock Exchange by 809 to 741 and 67 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1226 fell and 1167 advanced, while 180 ended unchanged.

Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (NS:ICBK) rose to all time highs; rising 2.49% or 11.65 to 480.70. Shares in ICICI Bank Ltd (BO:ICBK) rose to all time highs; rising 2.64% or 12.35 to 480.60.

The India VIX, which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was down 0.90% to 15.7750.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.32% or 4.75 to $1488.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.45% or 0.26 to hit $56.97 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.59% or 0.37 to trade at $62.59 a barrel.

USD/INR was up 0.35% to 71.019, while EUR/INR rose 0.47% to 78.7365.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 97.640.

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