Key Indian equity indices traded in positive territory due to firm global cues and robust buying in banking and capital goods stocks.
The benchmark BSE Sensex was 0.76 percent higher at 34,976.33, and was poised for a weekly gain of 1.6 percent.
Rupee weakened by 8 paise to 66.83 against dollar in opening trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market largely on month-end demand for the US currency from importers
The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday tracking strong cues in the benchmark Asian markets.
Benchmark Sensex vaulted over 212 points, riding on a stellar show by Yes Bank, as investors piled into consumption, IT and banking counters amid encouraging earnings.
Indian shares ended higher, boosted by private lenders, but gains were capped as broader sentiment was subdued on the day of expiry of derivatives contracts.
Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 34,532.95 points, traded at 34,573.27 points -- up 72 points or 0.21 per cent from its previous session's close.
The broader NSE Nifty was up 0.13 percent at 10,584.75 as of 0553 GMT (1123 IST), while the benchmark BSE Sensex was 0.24 percent higher at 34,585.31.
Rupee recovered from 14-month low to trade higher by 11 paise at 66.79 against the US dollar in opening session today on fresh selling of dollar by exporters and banks.
Sensex rebounded over 57 points in early trade today on sustained buying by domestic institutional investors amid mixed trend in other Asian bourses.
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