The 30-share index, which gained 34.29 points in the previous session, added 404.23 points or 1.75 percent to 23,390.358 with all the sectoral indices led by metal, realty and oil&gas leading the gains.

  • The NSE Nifty reclaimed the 7,100-mark by climbing 130.55 points, or 1.87 percent, at 7,111.50.
  • Brokers said a flurry of buying by investors in blue-chips available at an attractive levels amid a firming trend at other Asian markets, tracking weakened gains at the US markets, mainly influenced the sentiment.
  • Meanwhile, industrial production declined for the second month in a row, registering negative growth of 1.3 percent in December, while retail inflation in January rises marginally to 5.69 percent from 5.61 percent in December.
  • Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was trading higher by 2.62 percent, while Nikkei surged by 5.12 percent in morning trade as investors shrugged off a contraction in Japan's economy during the final quarter of 2015.
  • Shanghai's Composite index, however, was down 1.57 points.
  • The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 2 percent higher on Friday.

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