Indian shares fall for second day; Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank hit
MUMBAI Feb 1 (Reuters) - Indian shares fell for the second day on Friday led by declines in Bharti Airtel after its December quarter results missed estimates by a wide margin, while ICICI Bank fell on profit booking, after rising 4.65 percent in January.
Bharti Airtel provisionally ended down 3.2 percent, while ICICI Bank ended 1.8 percent lower.
The BSE index provisionally closed down 0.53 percent, while the 50-share NSE index ended down 0.5 percent. (Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
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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