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The benchmark BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty climbed to the highest level in almost three years on value buying across the board triggered by global cues as concerns about US tapering eased and China's economic growth picked up.
The S&P BSE Sensex opened higher on firm Asian cues and went up to the day's high of 20,932.23.
It stayed in positive territory through the day and ended at 20,882.89, up 467.38 points or 2.29 per cent, completing its third week of gains. The Sensex was at the highest close since 20,932.48 on November 9, 2010.
Shares also got a boost on speculation the US Federal Reserve would maintain its monetary stimulus until next year.
"Markets rose sharply on Friday, buoyed by the postponement of the debt ceiling issue and on likely expectations that the Fed will not taper the stimulus programme in its next meeting, pending final resolution of the debt ceiling programme," said Dipen Shah, Head of Private Client Group Research at Kotak Securities.
Investors on the BSE were richer by Rs 1.07 lakh crore.
The 50-share CNX Nifty on the National Stock Exchange rose 143.50 points, or 2.37 per cent, to end at 6,189.35, the highest level since 6,194.25 on November 11, 2010.
Most Asian stocks rose as China's GDP growth rebounded, dispelling fears of a slowdown. China's economy expanded 7.8 percent in the three months ended September, up from a two-decade low of 7.5 percent in the previous quarter.
The rupee climbed to a two-month high of 60.92 against the dollar in the morning amid sustained capital inflows from foreign funds. Overseas investors bought a net Rs