Shares snapped a four-session losing streak to end tad firmer on Wednesday (26) on block trading of select shares, bouncing back from a two-week low hit on the previous day, while the rupee fell on importer dollar demand, market sources said.

The benchmark stock index ended 0.11 per cent higher at 5,348.57, recovering from its lowest closing level since 11 June, hit on Tuesday. It fell 0.38 per cent last week and is down 11.63 per cent so far this year.

Foreigners sold on a net basis for the 12th session out of the last 13, the bourse data showed.

The currency edged down at 176.50/60 per dollar, compared with Tuesday’s close of 176.45/55, market sources said....
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