Shares of healthcare companies and auto companies advanced 8% and 7%, respectively. Stocks of steel products companies declined 16% and stocks of printing & publishing companies declined 13%. Stocks of airlines companies and hotels companies fell 9% and 8%, respectively.
Combined inflation for urban and rural areas increased to 7.96% in July 2014 from 7.46% in June 2014. Inflation in urban areas increased to 7.42% in July from 6.82% in June. Food inflation in urban areas, on fear of poor monsoons, increased to 8.32% in July from 6.63% in June. Inflation for vegetables in urban areas increased, to 11.38% in July from 0.53% in June. Inflation related to fuel & power declined marginally to 3.24% in July from 3.41% in June. Inflation for housing remained steady at around 9%. Inflation for clothing stayed at 7.21% and miscellaneous items declined marginally to 6.16% in July from 7.32% and 6.23%, respectively, in June,.