IT exporters continued to drag the indices down as IT exporters continued to drag the indices down asInfosys today fell 1.67 per cent after Royal Bank ofScotland’s decision to cancel a project to set up a separatebank in the UK. Other IT stocks also faced selling pressure and endedlower. TCS fell 2.51 per cent and Wipro 1.40 per cent. On domestic bourses, other major losers were Adaniports(2.34 per cent), followed by power grid (1.69 per cent), Asianpaints (1.41 per cent), RIL (1.00 per cent), HUL (0.87 percent), ITC (0.80 per cent), GAIL (0.70 per cent), cipla (0.65per cent) and ICICI Bank (0.56 per cent). Among the gainers were Tata steel (3.20 per cent), CoalIndia (2.90 per cent), Bajaj Auto (1.99 per cent), Heromoto(1.98 per cent), Axis Bank (1.14 per cent), ONGC (1.13 percent) and HDFC Bank (0.92 per cent). Broader markets, however, showed a firm trend as mid-caprose by 0.69 per cent and small-cap indices edged up 0.55per cent. Among the BSE sectoral indices, IT fell the most by 1.67per cent followed by teck 1.35 per cent, FMCG 0.31 per cent,Oil&Gas 0.25 per cent and power 0.13 per cent. Meanwhile, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) boughtshares worth a net Rs 684.73 crs yesterday, as per provisionaldata released by the stock exchanges. PTI DP KPS SDGMKJ


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