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US stocks fall despite housing gains


New York - US stocks fell on Tuesday amid a drop in consumer confidence and concerns about unemployment, even as data showed housing prices soared in July by the most in four years.


Consumer confidence dropped fell to 53.1 points from a revised 54.5 in August, amid rising unemployment, the New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday.


Investors were also concerned about September unemployment figures that are due out Friday. The US unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 per cent in August, soaring to a 26-year-high, as employers slashed an additional 216,000 jobs.

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Nifty To Maintain Above 5,020 For A Target Of 5,080-5,150: Nirmal Bang


The Nifty managed to close above the 5K mark as huge buying continued to see in pharma, IT and oil & gas stocks which kept the market momentum going. The Sensex closed up 160 points at 16,853 after trading in the narrow range of 16,907 - 16,802. The Nifty shut at 5,007 up 48 points or 0.97%. Among the broader indices, midcap and smallcap were also up 1% each. The breadth remained strong for the entire session but the market total turnover were lower at 65,365 cr. The Oct Nifty future ended with 10 points discount.

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World Market Review and Indian Stock Market Analysis By Nirmal Bang


U. S. stocks declined as technology shares retreated from a one? year high and energy producers dropped as a stronger dollar dragged down oil, overshadowing the biggest gain in home prices in four years. Technology shares in the S&P 500 fell 0.7 percent after closing yesterday at the highest level since September 2008. The group is still the best? performing industry in 2009, having surged 45 percent. The S&P 500 Energy Index slumped 0.6 percent as the U. S. currency gained. Exxon, the biggest U. S. oil producer, lost 0.8 percent to $69.07.

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Sensex crosses 17,000 mark for the first time after financial crisis


Mumbai, Sep 30 : The benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) climbed above 17,000 points on Wednesday for the first time since May 2008.

The BSE index rose to more than one percent in its early trade as investors betted on strong quarterly earnings.


The market continued with its upward march taking cues from peers in Asia and on hopes of revival in global and domestic economy.


The BSE Sensex was at intra-day high of 17026.31, up 173.40 points or 1.02 per cent. The index touched an intraday low of 16868.46.

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Sensex Hits 17K Mark; Nifty Up 62.20 pts


The Sensex continued to trade strongly and maintained 17,000 mark on account of constant buying witnessed in banking, metal and IT stocks.


Mirroring strong buying at side counters, BSE Midcap and Smallcap index surged 0.50% and 0.97% respectively.


The 30-share index, BSE Sensex opened with a gain of 15.55 points, at 16,868.46 on Wednesday.


At 12:59 p. m., the 30-share index Sensex, which belled the day after gaining 15.55 points at 16,868.46, stood at 17,034.40, up 181.49 points. It also hit a high of 17,053.98 and a low of 16,868.46.

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