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Domestic equity indices opened on a positive note on the last day of the week. At 9:17 am, the S&P BSE Sensex rallied 326.74 points or 0.87 per cent to trade at 38,044.70. 
Domestic equity indices opened on a positive note on the last day of the week. At 9:17 am, the S&P BSE Sensex rallied 326.74 points or 0.87 per cent to trade at 38,044.70. 
The broader Nifty50 was trading at 11,471.80, up 101.90 points or 0.90 %per cent. Asian shares nudged higher on Friday as moves by the United States and China to resolve a bitter trade dispute and a sharp interest rate hike in crisis-hit Turkey supported global risk appetite.
 
Globally, oil prices on Friday clawed back some of its losses from the previous session when prices fell the most in a month, although worries that emerging market crises and trade disputes could dent demand continued to drag.
 
Major gainers in the 30-share Sensex pack in the session were Sun Pharma, SBIN, Vedanata, ICICI Bank, Maruti and Power Grid. Infosys (+1.25%), AInduslnd Bank (+0.44%), HDFC (+0.37%), BPCL (+0.36%), HDFC Bank (+0.30%) and NTPC (+0.24%) led the pack of Nifty gainers.
 
On the other hand, the main losers in the 30-share Sensex pack in the morning session were ITC, Infosys, Wipro and TCS. The top laggards in the 50-share Nifty pack were Asian Paints (-0.42%), CIPLA (-0.41%), Coal India (-0.39%), Eicher Motors (-0.31%) and Infosys (-0.27%).
 
Domestic stock markets were closed on Thursday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi. 
 
Meanwhile, the key macroeconomic data was also released on Wednesday. Retail inflation cooled to a 10-month low in August on cheaper food items while industrial output expanded by 6.6 per cent in July, official data showed. Food inflation slowed to 0.29 per cent from a year earlier, against 1.37 per cent in July. Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation fell to 3.69 per cent in August on the back of easing prices of fruits, vegetables and other food items, as per data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). 
 
On Wednesday, domestic equity markets registered strong gains. BSE benchmark index Sensex rose 304 points to close at 37,717, while the broader NSE Nifty settled 82 points higher at 11,369.