The October industrial production grew 9.8 percent on an annual basis riding on the back of a robust growth in consumer products and capital goods during the festive season.

Meanwhile, the wholesale price index-based inflation rose to (-)1.99 percent in November from (-)3.81 percent in October. The 30-share gauge after cracking below the 25,000-mark to
scale the day's low of 24,867.73 in early deals, bounced back to wipe-off earlier losses on value-buying in several bluechip stocks and hit a high of 25,194.15 before ending 105.92 points or 0.42 percent higher at 25,150.35.

The gauge had lost 207.89 points in the previous session on a likely US rate hike and persistent GST concerns, while a fall in carmakers' shares also added to the rout. On similar lines, the NSE Nifty, which dipped below the 7,600-level intra-day to hit a low of 7,551.05 and finally settled 39.60 points or 0.52 percent higher at 7,650.05 after the day's high of 7,663.95.

Metal stocks were back in limelight after the government on Friday imposed anti-dumping duty of up to 57.39 percent on import of certain stainless steel products from China, Korea, the US and EU for five years to save the domestic industry from cheap shipments.

Hindalco, Tata Steel and Vedanta Ltd were major gainers by rising up to 3.01 percent. Other Sensex gainers were M&M, Coal India, HUL, Maruti Suzuki, Infosys, Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy's, Wipro, BHEL, HDFC Bank, HDFC, Hero MotoCorp, GAIL, Lupin and RIL.

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