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Among peers, most Asian indices ended in the green on Friday. Nikkei was up 2.17%. Hang Seng (1%), Kospi (0.77%), Straits Times (0.83%), Jakarta Composite (0.95%) and Shanghai Composite (0.56%) were the major gainers. Among European indices, FTSE 100 (0.17%), DAX (0.21%) and CAC 40 (0.23%) were trading in the green at 7 pm IST. However, during the week, Shanghai Composite (-0.53%), Kospi (-0.41%) and Hang Seng (-2.20%) remained negative in dollar terms.
Back home, 20 of the 10 Sensex stocks advanced. For the broader market, the breadth was strong with 2,739 advances against 1,220 declines. Most of the 12 sectoral indices ended in the green. BSE Metal (2.66%), BSE Realty (1.04%) and BSE Healthcare (1.69%) were the major gainers.