Market LIVE: Sensex erases losses, turns positive, Nifty above 15,100; RIL shares gain 1.7%, ICICI Bank drags

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© Provided by The Financial Express Barring Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty Media indices, all the sectoral indices were trading in the red.

Share Market News Today | Sensex, Nifty, Share Prices LIVE: Domestic equity market indices BSE Sensex and Nifty 50 were trading flat on Friday, taking cues from their Asian peers. BSE Sensex was hovering around 51,300, while Nifty 50 was ruling above 15,100. Top Sensex draggers were ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Infosys, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) and Axis Bank. Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) was the top BSE Sensex gainer, up over 1 per cent, followed by Larsen & Toubro, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Bharti Airtel, ONGC, among others. Barring Nifty PSU Bank and Nifty Media indices, all the sectoral indices were trading in the red. The nifty Metal index fell over 1 per cent.

Bharti Airtel continues to add maximum number of wireless users, for the fifth month in a row. Airtel added 4.05 million wireless subscribers in December to take its base to 338.70 million, followed by Reliance Jio, which added 478,917 subscribers to take its base to 408.77 million. With strong additions, Airtel has also narrowed the gap with market leader Reliance Jio, which has seen its subscriber additions slowing down.