Shares of airlines companies advanced 5%, shares of garment companies advanced 4%, while shares of healthcare companies and transport & logistics companies ended flat. Stocks of real estate companies tanked 12%, while stocks of telecom companies and steel companies declined 10% and 9%, respectively.
Combined inflation for urban and rural areas eased to 4.48% in November 2014 from 5.52% in October 2014, continuing the downward trend. Inflation in urban areas eased to 4.69% from 5.63% in October. Food inflation in urban areas eased to 3.40% from 5.58% in October. Prices of vegetables in urban areas, surprisingly, declined by 15.94% year-on-year in November. Inflation related to fuel & power increased marginally to 2.74% from 2.46% in October. Inflation for housing remained steady at around 8%. Inflation for clothing declined to 5.75% and miscellaneous items declined, marginally, to 4.04%.