pts to nearly three-week high;IT, banks shine
(Reuters) BSE Sensex rose on Friday, sending indexes to their second consecutive weekly gains, as technology stocks such as Infosys Ltd extended a rally this year after data continued to signal a sturdier U.S. economy.
Infosys Ltd rose 1.2 percent, having earlier come close to hitting a record high of 3,573 rupees last hit on Dec. 20, after the Wall Street hit a new peak on strong data from the holiday shopping season and a fall in initial jobless claims.
The broader NSE index provisionally rose 0.56 percent, for a weekly gain of 0.61 percent.
The benchmark BSE index provisionally rose 0.55 percent.