Shares of oil & gas services companies and banking companies advanced 6% each, while shares of telecom services companies and energy companies rose 4% each. Stocks of real estate companies declined 9% and stocks of airline companies fell 7%.
Combined inflation for urban and rural areas eased from 7.73% in August 2014 to 6.46% in September 2014, the lowest since the inception of the index. Inflation in urban areas eased to 6.34% in September from 7.04% in August. Food inflation in urban areas eased to 7.60% in September from 8.27% in August. Inflation for vegetables in urban areas eased significantly, to 5.01% in September from 7.68% in August. Inflation related to fuel & power declined to 2.46% in September from 2.69% in August. Inflation for housing remained steady at around 8%. Inflation for clothing stayed around 7% and miscellaneous items declined to 4.21% in September from 5.46% in August.