Indian stocks stagnate as Reliance offsets losses in financial stocks


Brokers trade on their computer terminals at a brokerage firm in Mumbai on January 6, 2015. REUTERS / Shailesh Andrade / Files

BENGALURU, June 29 (Reuters) – Indian stocks were virtually unchanged on Tuesday as losses in financials were offset by gains at heavyweight Reliance Industries, which was set to end a five-day losing streak .

As of 03:56 GMT, the blue chip NSE Nifty 50 (.NSEI) was down 0.06% to 15,805.10 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex (.BSESN) was down 0.05% at 52,711.15.

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In global markets, wider Asian stocks edged down amid concerns over new coronavirus outbreaks in the region, with the largest MSCI Asia-Pacific equity index outside of Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) sliding 0 , 11%.

In Mumbai trading, the Nifty Bank (.NSEBANK) index fell 0.56%. HDFC Life Insurance Co (HDFL.NS) lost 1.44% and was among the biggest losers in the Nifty 50. According to media reports, the company’s promoter, Standard Life, sells a 3.46% stake in the insurer at a price lower than the HDFC Life Monday closing price. .

The conglomerate Reliance Industries (RELI.NS) supported the market by gaining 0.57%.

Report by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bangalore; edited by Uttaresh.V

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