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There was caution in light of futures and options (F&O)

expiry for December due today.

The 30-share BSE index was steady, up 0.01 per cent, at

33,914.72 at 1119 hours.

The 50-share Nifty slipped to 10,496.35, from above

10,500, but still up 0.05 per cent.

The big gainer was HUL, up 1.33 per cent, along with Tata

Steel and Coal India.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) net bought shares

worth Rs 172.32 crore yesterday while domestic institutional

investors (DIIs) sold equities to the tune of Rs 206.68 crore.

Asian markets were trading higher following a rally in

oil and copper prices this week. Trade was thin ahead of the

long New Year weekend.

US stocks eked out a positive close yesterday.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.