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France beat Germany 2-0, to face Portugal in Euro final
Antoine Griezmann scored a brilliant brace to power hosts France to a comfortable 2-0 win over Germany in the semi-finals of the European Championship here on Thursday and set up a final showdown against Portugal.
 
The hosts survived a barrage of German pressure in the first half before Griezmann's penalty gave them a lead just before the break, before doing pretty much the same in the second until the Atletico Madrid man struck again to put the game beyond the World Champions.
 
The striker has now six goals in the ongoing tournament.
 
After winning their first major semi-final appearance since the 2006 World Cup, Didier Deschamps' side will be favourites to win the title as they look to seal glory having won their two previous Euro finals.
 
For the semis clash the world champions’ side was re-shuffled due to the absences of Mario Gomez, Mats Hummels and Sami Khedira.
 
In the match that saw him crowned the most-capped European player at major international tournaments, Bastian Schweinsteiger denied Patrick Evra the chance to head at goal with his arm from close-range after Griezmann's corner.
 
The referee had no hesitation in awarding France a spot-kick and Griezmann calmly guided the ball past Manuel Neuer, who went the wrong way.
 
Germany suffered yet another huge blow when key centre-back, Jerome Boateng, limped off after an hour.
 
Despite the first goal, Germany continued to have the best of possession but failed to sneak past the French defence.
 
With 18 minutes remaining in the tie, a mistake from Joshua Kimmich inside his own penalty area was pounced upon by French midfielder Paul Pogba. 
 
A clever footwork left Mustafi for dead before he sits up a cross that can only be parried by Neuer, and Griezmann was first on the scene to prod home his sixth goal of the tournament.
 
Following the second of the night for France, there was no looking back for the hosts as they held on well to not allow Germany to score and eventually kept a clean sheet and book a date with Portugal in final at home soil.
 
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RJIL's NCDs issue oversubscribed
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) on Thursday said its Rs2,000 crore Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) issue was oversubscribed with a total book size in excess of Rs3,500 crore.
 
The subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Thursday issued NCDs of five year tenure amounting Rs2,000 crore with a coupon of 8.32% per annum.
 
"The transaction was fully subscribed within minutes of opening and was eventually over-subscribed with a total book size in excess of Rs3500 crore.
 
"The proceeds of the issuance will be utilised for rolling out digital services business in India," it said.
 
"We are overwhelmed by the response that we have received for our maiden issuance on the BSE-Bond platform. It reinforces the faith investors have in our next generation digital services business. The launch of the EBP platform is a significant step towards the development of market infrastructure for Indian corporate bond market," said RIL's Treasurer Soumyo Dutta.
 
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Nifty, Sensex could be under pressure - Thursday closing report
In Tuesday’s closing report we had mentioned that Nifty, Sensex may give up some gains. Today up to 2.00pm the benchmarks moved sideways near to Tuesday’s close. After that, the indices moved higher to hit the day’s high however could not sustain there for long and gave up the gains to close marginally higher.
 
 
The indices had risen for six consecutive trading days before falling on Tuesday. The markets were closed on Wednesday for Eid-ul-Fitr.
 
The 30-scrip Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 27,209.97 points, closed at 27,201.49 points - up 34.62 points or 0.13% from the previous close at 27,166.87 points.
 
The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 1.95 points or 0.02%, at 8,337.90 points.
 
The Sensex touched a high of 27,288.22 points and a low of 27,146.95 points during the intra-day trade. 
 
Technology stocks, including those in media and entertainment space, came under selling pressure with their sectoral indices losing over 1.5%, even as the indices for fast-moving consumer goods, healthcare and banking sectors closed with gains.
 
Lupin was the top gainer among the Sensex stocks, with a rise of 6.25% at Rs 1,657.30, followed by Hindustan Lever (up 3.03% at Rs 917.35), Dr. Reddy (up 2.25% at Rs 3,525.15) and HDFC up 2.51% at Rs 1,290.95.
 
Tata Steel was the top loser, down 4.92% at Rs 317.65, followed by Tata Consultancy, down 2.16% at Rs 2,429.05, Coal India, down 1.96% at Rs 315.45 and Adani Ports, down 1.84% at Rs 210.40.
 
The top gainers and top losers of the major indices are given in the table below:
 
 
The closing values of the major Asian indices are given in the table below:
 

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