The holiday-shortened week started with stocks trading sluggish amid volatility due to November monthly expiry derivative contracts and global weakness following renewed Chinese growth concerns, as commodities witnessed a slide.

The sentiment got a boost despite volatility on the November derivative expiry day which coincided with the opening of Winter Session of Parliament amid hopes over the passage the GST Bill as the market players opted for hectic short-covering and value-buying in fundamentally strong shares.

Also, gains in European market supported the sentiment. Expectations on GST Bill during the current Parliament session further fueled after Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for tea, leading investors to enlarge positions.

The Sensex resumed resumed higher at 25,945.14 and hovered between a high of 26,184.65 and low of 25,703.86 before ending the week at 26,128.20, showing a gain of 259.71 points or 1.00 percent.

The Sensex gained 517.67 points, or 2.02 percent, in last two weeks. The 50-share Nifty also rose by 86.15 points, or 1.10 percent to 7,942.70. It gained 180.45 points, or 2.32 percent, in the last two weeks.

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