The 30-share index fell for the third consecutive week, slipping six points over last Friday to end at 25,099.92 on selling pressure.
The market traded in a range ahead of the Budget next month amid mounting concerns about below normal monsoon, which is critical for agriculture, equity dealers said.
"Geo-political issues (mainly related to conflict in oil-rich
These issues kept the rupee under pressure over the past few sessions, he added.
The Sensex resumed slightly higher at 25,108.09 and firmed up further to 25,427.80 on short-covering in view of expiry of June contracts coupled with fall in global crude oil prices. Firm Asian cues due to rise in Chinese manufacturing June for the first time this year also boosted the market.
However, the BSE barometer declined afterwards to 24,878.66 before ending the week at 25,099.92 on tail-end selling.
The CNX 50-share Nifty of the
The Indian rupee snapped its four-week losing streak by recovering
The rupee resumed higher at 60.10 per dollar as against the last weekend's level of 60.18 per dollar at the Inerbank Foreign Exchange (
It hovered in a range of 60.05 per dollar and 60.3850 during the week.
Forward dollar premiums dropped on fresh receipts by exporters.
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