Indian shares snap five-day losing streak; lenders gain
MUMBAI Dec 14 (Reuters) - Indian shares rose on Friday for the first session in six on Friday as lenders such as ICICI Bank gained after lower-than-expected inflation data reinforced hopes the central bank will start cutting interest rates in January.
ICICI Bank provisionally rose 1.5 percent, while State Bank of India gained 2.8 percent.
The BSE index provisionally gained 0.48 percent, while the 50-share NSE index ended up 0.55 percent. (Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Rafael Nam)
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The BSE Sensex ended up slightly on Monday after rising to a record high for a third consecutive session as strong foreign buying continued to boost domestic-focused shares such as those of HDFC Bank, but momentum waned as exporters slumped on a stronger currency. Full Article