Shares of airlines companies advanced 6% and shares of paints and media companies rose 5% each. Stocks of steel companies declined 3% and stocks of oil & gas services companies and stocks of real estate companies fell 2% each. Stocks of foods & beverages companies fell 1%.
Inflation in rural areas fell marginally, to 8.35% in August 2014, from 8.37% in July 2014. Combined inflation for urban and rural areas eased to 7.80% in August, from 7.96% in July. Food inflation in rural areas reduced marginally to 9.55% in August from 9.56% in July. Inflation for vegetables in rural areas remained high at 18.95% in August compared with 19.52% in July. Inflation for milk products increased to 11.18% in August from 10.54% in July. Inflation related to fuel & power declined marginally to 5.02% in August from 5.18% in July. Inflation for clothing and miscellaneous items remained steady at around 9% and 6%, respectively.