Sensex ends 90 points lower; Nifty settles at 9985-level

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Uninterrupted buying by domestic financial institutions and widening of exposure by retail investors ahead of second quarter earnings season amid a firming trend in the Asian region steered the show, according to traders.

The Nifty50 was ruling at 10,039, up 23 points, or 0.23 per cent.

Bharti Airtel, Infratel, TCS, HPCL and International Olympic Committee are among the gainers, whereas YES Bank, India Bulls Housing Finance, SBI, Zee Entertainment, and Bajaj Finance are losing steam on NSE.

The gauge had soared 332.38 points in the previous three sessions. Australian stocks jumped to one-and-a-half month highs while South Korea's KOSPI added 0.6 per cent to within a whisker of record peaks.

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Japan's Nikkei was up 0.22 per cent and Shanghai Composite rose 0.23 per cent in their early trading. Wall Street scaled all-time highs overnight.

At 9.25 a.m., the 30-share BSE index Sensex was up 106.04 points or 0.33 per cent at 32,030.45 and the 50-share NSE index Nifty was up 29.5 points or 0.29 per cent at 10,046.45.

The broader markets hit the most as the Nifty Midcap and Smallcap indices lost more than 1 percent on weak breadth.

It has so far touched a high of 32,098.46 points and a low of 31,769.40 points during intra-day trade.

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