BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian shares ended lower as persistent coronavirus fears brought down global markets, but recorded their best week since December.
The broader NSE Nifty 50 index fell 0.33% to 12,098.35 and the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex index ended 0.4% lower at 41,141.85.
However the Nifty and Sensex finished the week up 1.04% and 1.03%, respectively, their best weekly close since Dec. 20.
The Nifty auto index closed down 0.95% and was the top drag among sectors. The Nifty financials index dropped 0.3%.
Eicher Motors was the day’s biggest laggard, dropping 3.21%, while Zee Entertainment was the top gainer, advancing 5.92%.
Reporting by Derek Francis in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta