Sensex ends flat in cautious trade

Mumbai: Benchmark Sensex remained range-bound in choppy trade today, ending a shade lower at 31,137.59 as investors preferred to stay light amid disappointing growth numbers.

The 30-share index shed 8.21 points, or 0.03 per cent, to end at 31,137.59 after shuttling between 31,213.12 and 31,062.02.

The NSE Nifty too finished 5.15 points, or 0.05 per cent down at 9,616.10 after slipping below the 9,600-mark to touch a low of 9,589.90.

India’s economic growth slowed to 7.1 per cent in 2016- 17, the year in which 87 per cent of the currency was demonetised, despite a very good showing by the agricultural sector.

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