Meanwhile, inflation dipped to 5.43 per cent in June as against 6.01 per cent in May mainly on account of decline in prices of food items and vegetables with the exception of potato and onion.
The Sensex resumed opened higher at 25,093.16 and moved up further to 25,095.76. But later declined immediately to 24,892.00 before settling at 25,006.98, showing a marginal loss of 17.37 points or 0.07 per cent from its last weekend's level.
The NSE 50-share Nifty also eased by 5.45 points or 0.07 per cent to end at 7,454.15. However, Asian markets ended higher as euro zone banking jitters faded. Key benchmark indices in
European markets were trading higher in their early trade as key benchmark indices in
As many as 17 scrips from the sensex pack ended lower while 13 others finshed higher.
Market breadth remained negative as 1,690 stocks ended with lower, 1,126 stocks finished with gains while 111 ruled steady.
The currency weakened 0.2 per cent to 60.0750 per dollar at the close in
"Continuing dollar demand from importers is reflecting on the rupee," said
The pace of wholesale-price gains fell to a four-month low of 5.43 per cent in June from 6.01 per cent in May, a government report showed on Monday.
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