The government released GDP growth data for the July-September quarter after trading hours on Friday and hence its impact was not felt in the stock market.
The market was volatile during the week as traders rolled over positions in the futures and options segment from the near month November series to December. The November contract expired on November 28.
Shares of capital goods, banking, auto, power, PSU, realty, metal and FMCG sectors firmed up sharply on robust buying support. The Sensex opened higher at 20,326.66 and shot up further to 20,819.77 before concluding at over one-week high of 20,791.93, posting a sharp gain of 574.54 points, or 2.84 percent, over last weekend close.
The 30-share BSE benchmark index had lost 979.42 points, or 4.62 percent, in the last three weeks. The NSE 50-share Nifty also rose by 180.65 points, or 3.01 percent, to 6,176.10. The key index had lost 311.75 points, or 4.94 percent, in the last three weeks.
Benchmark WTI and Brent crude oil prices fell after Iran agreed to limit its controversial atomic programme to get some relief from Western sanctions, raising the possibility that curbs on its oil exports would soon be lifted.


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