The Bombay Stock Exchange lost ground Friday, with BSE Sensex dropping 1.4%.
The exchange's Sensex index slid 143 points to close at 9981.11 after touching an intraday high of 10184.04.
The top gainer was IT outfit
, which gained 1.9%. Generic pharma
moved up 1.83% and
, a diversified IT services company, gained 1.76% on the news that the company is scouting for acquisitions in the U.S. and Europe.
, India's largest gas transmission and marketing company, lost 1.28% on reports that the company is planning to set up a biodegradable polymer plant. It is in talks with
for technology transfer.
gained 2% on the news that the company is looking for inorganic expansion overseas through its newly acquired FMCG "Key Line" in the U.K.
, a cement company, shed 4.8%, while
, a top aluminium maker, fell 3.8% and
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