However, caution prevailed ahead of a host of macroeconomic numbers such as IIP and inflation data, to be released this week.

The 30-share index, which had lost 1,080.50 points in the past four straight sessions, recovered 58.57 points, or 0.21 per cent, to 26,827.06.

Also, the NSE index Nifty edged higher by 16.30 points, or 0.20 percent, to 8,131.00.

Brokers said emergence of buying at prevailing levels in beaten-down blue-chips helped trading sentiment improve.

They said a mixed trend at other Asian markets also influenced sentiment.

Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up marginally by 0.20 percent while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.21 percent in early trade today.

The US Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.31 percent lower in Friday's trade.

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