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The domestic stock markets started the last day of the week on Friday on a flat note. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 98.32 points or 0.26 per cent to trade at 37,926.05 in early morning trade. 
The domestic stock markets started the last day of the week on Friday on a flat note. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 98.32 points or 0.26 per cent to trade at 37,926.05 in early morning trade. 
The Nifty50 index slipped 7.35 points or 0.06 per cent to trade at 11,463.35. The domestic equity indices opened in red today as global stocks came under pressure after latest geopolitical rigidities.
 
Asia stock markets skidded on Friday amid heightened global trade tensions, while currency markets were whipsawed by a searing selloff in Russia's rouble after the United States slapped on new sanctions, and as economic worries sent the Turkish lira tumbling.
 
Major gainers in the 30-share Sensex pack were Tata Motors, Vedanat, Hindustan Unilever, SBIN and NTPC. Top laggards in the Sensex pack were HDFC Bank, Induslnd Bank, Larsen & Tourbo, Maruti, Reliance and Sun Pharma. Eicher Motors, Vedanta, Cipla, Bharti Airtel and Hindustan Petroleum were leading the pack of Nifty gainers while main losers on the index in the morning session were T Sun Pharma, Infratel, Tata Motors, Coal India and Bajaj Finance.
 
Meanwhile, stocks of State Bank of India (SBI) SBI, GAIL, United Bank will be in focus toady as these companies are set to release their June quarter results later in the day. 
 
Globally, oil prices also fell on Friday, pulled down by concerns that the escalating trade dispute between the United States and China would stall economic growth and fuel demand.
 
On Thursday, the domestic benchmark indices extended their record-breaking run with BSE benchmark index Sensex breaching the 38,000 level for the first time ever.
 
The Sensex ended 136 points higher at 38,024 while the NSE Nifty settled 20 points up at 11,470, both record closing highs. Advances were boosted by banking and metal stocks.