Sensex falls over 100 points; Nifty trades at 10453

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The Nifty April 2018 futures traded at 10545.70, a premium of 17.35 points compared with the Nifty's spot closing of 10528.35 in the cash market. Inflation based on wholesale prices eased marginally to 2.47 per cent in March on cheaper food articles, especially pulses and vegetables.

Shares of Infosys fell 3.86 per cent to Rs 1,123.90 less-than-expected FY19 revenue guidance. The loss came mainly on back of IT stocks as the Nifty IT sub-index was down 1.30 per cent.

The 30-share barometer, which cracked the 34,000-mark at the outset, hit a low of 33,899.34 on profit-booking in recent gainers amid sustained outflows by foreign funds.

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Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd and HDFC Bank Ltd were the top contributors to the indexes with gains of 1.6 percent and 0.9 percent respectively.

Market observers said that healthy buying in healthcare, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and capital goods stocks supported the northward trajectory of key indices.

In the broader market, the BSE Midcap was little changed, while the BSE Smallcap gained 0.4 per cent. Market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, turned negative.

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The 50-share NSE Nifty too moved in a wide range on hectic selling and buying and finally closed 47.75 points, or 0.46%, higher at 10,528.35.

Other major losers in the Nifty50 pack were Tata Motors, Wipro, Axis Bank, ONGC, NTPC, RIL, Dr Reddy's SBI, Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank, Maruti Suzuki, Asian Paint and Tata Steel, falling by up to 1.54 per cent.

India's exports dipped by 0.66 per cent to United States dollars 29.11 billion in March, even as they increased by 9.78 per cent for the full 2017-18 fiscal.

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