Sustained foreign capital inflows boosted the market sentiment as FIIs invested a net Rs 4,112.10 crore during the week, including the provisional figure of September 13. FII buying was also driven after the RBI allowed non-residents to buy shares of Indian entities listed on stock exchanges under the FDI scheme, subject to certain conditions.
     
The threat of immediate US-led military action against Syria appeared uncertain, with Washington saying it will consider Russia's call for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international control, which also helped Sensex to rise.
     
Shares of Realty, Capital Goods, Power, Auto, metal and FMCG sectors firmed up on good buying enquiries.
     
Apart from the rupee's gains, investors were buoyed by trade data that showed exports on the uptick for the second straight month in August, a revival in car sales last month and a cut in the floor price for auctioning telecom spectrum.
     
The Sensex resumed higher at 19,448.39 and breached the 20,000 mark for the first time since July 25 and gained by 727.04 points or 3.77 percent on Tuesday.
     
It was the biggest gain in absolute terms since the Sensex surged 2,110.79 points, or 17.34 per cent, on May 18, 2009, when the UPA government came to power for the second term.
     
However, it ended the week at 19,732.76, showing a gain of 462.70 points or 2.40 percent. It has gained 1,213.32 points or 6.55 per cent in three weeks.

(Agencies)

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