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Sensex closes lower as financial stocks weigh on sentiment
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Indian shares ended lower on Friday, weighed down by losses in financials stocks such as HDFC Bank Ltd, while gains in auto stocks including Maruti Suzuki Ltd and Bajaj Auto Ltd capped losses.

The broader NSE Nifty closed 0.37 percent lower at 10,696.20 while the benchmark BSE Sensex was down 0.27 percent at 35,227.26.

However, both the indexes ended the week 0.9 percent higher.

HDFC Bank, the top drag on the indexes, lost 1.4 percent.

Maruti Suzuki rose 3.2 percent while Bajaj Auto ended 5.3 percent higher.

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