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Last Updated: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 19:10 hrs
Diesel hike, QE3 boost Sensex, Nifty

Headline growth in profit after tax (PAT) for Sensex companies continued to disappoint in the last results season, falling to 0.1%, the lowest since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Excluding financials, aggregate PAT contracted 5.7%. Sales growth fell to a 3-year low. The slowdown seems to be broadening, as 13 of the Sensex companies and 45% of the broader Bank of America Merrill Lynch coverage companies showed a decline in profits (Click on graphic)


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