Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity market benchmarks BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were trading at record high levels on Friday. BSE Sensex claimed 55,000 and the Nifty 50 index topped 16,480 levels. M&M, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, L&T, ITC, TCS, Nestle India, HCL Tech, Axis Bank were top Sensex gainers. On the flip side, Tech Mahindra, Power Grid Corporation of India, Tata Steel, Dr Reddy’s Sun Pharma were among the top BSE Sensex losers. Nifty Bank index was up over half a per cent at 36,129, and Nifty FMCG index surged to 36,728, up 0.5 per cent.
Retail inflation eased to 5.59 per cent in July mainly due to softening food prices, according to official data released on Thursday. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation was 6.26 per cent in June and 6.73 per cent in July 2020. Industrial production surged by 13.6 per cent in June mainly due to a low-base effect and good performance by manufacturing, mining and power sectors but the output remained below the pre-pandemic level.