Mumbai: The key Indian equity indices closed flat after trading in a narrow range on Friday tracking weakness in Asian and European markets over concerns of a slowdown in global growth.
Caution in the domestic markets also prevailed as the outcome of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board meeting was awaited till the closing bell.
Although with meager gains, domestic indices logged their fourth session of advances led by Telecom, oil and gas and power stocks. However, finance counters remained subdued.
The Sensex settled 33.29 points higher at 35,962.93 points, touching an intra-day high of 36,019.02 and a low of 35,813.85.
The Nifty50 gained 11.85 points or 0.11 per cent to close at 10,803.40.
Bharti Airtel gained the most of the 30-stock Sensex. The shares of telecom major gained over 5 per cent after Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) scrapped rules on predatory pricing.
It was followed by Yes Bank which advanced by 3.23 per cent. Oil and energy stocks like ONGC, NTPC and Power Grid gained in the range of 1 to 2.5 per cent.
In contrast, HDFC and Wipro were the major losers followed by L&T, Sun Pharma and Adani Ports.