The 30-share barometer rose by 45.08 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 25,246.8 points. The index had lost 319.39 points in the previous two sessions.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange index Nifty moved up by 4.15 points, or 0.06 percent, to 7,544.85.

Brokers said apart from fresh buying by funds in select stocks, a firming trend on the other Asian bourses following another record close on US market, helped trading sentiment to improve.

In the Asian region, Japan's Nikkei was up by 0.32 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose 0.14 percent in early trade on Friday.

US Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.09 percent to close at new high in Thursday's trade.


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