The thin year-end trading week was bridled by not so lucrative on market-bearing news as the rally mostly attributed to intense short-covering amid futures and option expiry-day on Thursday and buying in fundamentally strong shares.

The week also witnessed intermittent profit-booking at the higher-levels and prompted by fall-in eight-core sectors, it soon spruced-up on good bouts of value-buying.

Amid near-absence of definite cues from overseas as most of the international markets closed due to year-end holiday's, the RBI's informal assurance on curbs on lender banks amid weak corporate balance sheets and bad loans and Finance Minister's New-year wish-list on ensuring further ease in doing business with rolling out GST and rationalising direct taxes did perked-up investor's sentiment.

The Sensex resumed higher at 25,858.52 and traded between a high of 26,197.27 and low 25,856.86 before concluding the week at 26,150.80, showing a further gain of 312.19 points, or 1.21 percent. It had gained by 1,116.47 points, or 4.46 percent in three weeks.

The NSE 50-share Nifty also surged by 102.15 points, or 1.30 percent, to end at 7,963.20. It has also gained by 352.75 points, or 4.64 percent in three weeks.

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