Equity indices close higher, RIL top gainer

Tata Consultancy Services Chief Executive Officer Rajesh Gopinathan attends a news conference announcing the company's quarterly results in Mumbai

Key Indian equity indices open on flat note

The BSE Sensex after opening at 34,593.17 points touched a high of 34,611.73 and low of 34,536.70 points.

The Sensex had gained 201.06 points in the previous two sessions. The stock was once again the highlight of the Street as the IT major's shares surged as much as 4 per cent in intra-day trade, making it the first company to breach the $100 billion market capitalisation milestone.

Top five Sensex gainers were TCS, YES Bank, IndusInd Bank, Bharti Airtel and M&M, while the major losers were ICICI Bank, Hero MotoCorp, HDFC Bank, Coal India and HUL.

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Banking stocks fell the most with the BSE bankex falling 301 points to 27,732 level. In the broader market, the BSE Midcap and the BSE Smallcap indices remained little changed.

The BSE IT index rose after rupee fell to a 14-month low of 66.825 against the dollar on bouts of month-end dollar demand from importers amid crude price volatility and rising United States bond yields.

Market breadth was negative with 1,080 advances against 1,341 declines. Germany's DAX and Britain's FTSE were up 0.3 percent each at the time of writing this article. United States stocks ended lower on Friday, as weakness in technology and consumer staples shares offset the latest batch of corporate earnings, which largely continued to beat expectations.

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The Nikkei fell 0.2 per cent to 22,114.03 in midmorning trade. Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.95 per cent.

The 10-year U.S. Treasuries yield rose to as high as 3.003 per cent on Tuesday.

The rupee fell to as low as 66.235 against the dollar, its weakest level since March a year ago. It's been climbing because investors expect higher economic growth and inflation.

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Meanwhile, European markets began lower as investors took cues from corporate earnings while also keeping an eye on geopolitics and crude oil prices. It has fallen 1.5 percent so far this month.

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