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Feb 12, 2021

BSE and NSE end almost flat; Rupee appreciates 11 paise against US currency

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The BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty today ended almost flat, losing gains of the afternoon session, amid profit booking and mixed global cues. The rupee appreciated 11 paise against the US currency. 

The Sensex gained 13 points or 0.02 per cent to close at 51,544 while the Nifty index fell 10 points or 0.07 per cent to 15,163.
On the other hand, the broader market at BSE also ended flat. The BSE Mid-Cap index was up 0.06 per cent while the BSE Small-Cap index depreciated 0.02 per cent.
In the Sensex pack, shares of 11 companies gained while 20 fell while in the sectoral indices at BSE, seven out of the 19 sectors gained.
In the Global equity market, Asian shares today hovered near a record high as mixed U.S. economic data forced investors to show some restraint. Markets in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore remained closed today for the Lunar New Year holiday. 

China’s stock and bond markets, foreign exchange and commodity futures markets are closed through 17th of this month for the holiday. Japan's NIKKEI-225 closed with marginal loss of 0.1 per cent. European stocks were trading in a narrow range while US markets also ended almost flat amid a range bound trade yesterday.
In the Bullion Market, oil prices dropped for a second day. In intra-day trade, Brent crude prices were trading around USD 60.70 per barrel while WTI crude prices were around USD 57.70 per barrel.
Back Home, gold prices fell in sync with the losses in the international bullion markets. At Multi Commodity Exchange, gold was trading Rs 190 down at Rs 47,300 per 10 gram. On the other side, silver prices were trading Rs 210 up at Rs 68,750 per kilogram.

In the forex market, the rupee appreciated 11 paise to close at Rs 72.75 against the US dollar. 

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