Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty fell by 17.55 points, or 0.32 percent, to 5,390.90. Brokers said that fresh selling by funds and retail investors, mostly of a profit-booking nature, mainly attributed fall in the Sensex but recovery in the rupee and a firming trend in the Asian region, limited the losses.
In the Asian region, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.51 percent, while Japan's Nikkei up 1.64 percent in the morning trade on Friday.
The US Dow Jones had ended 0.44 percent higher in Thursday's trade.


Latest News  from Business News Desk