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Sensex rises, posting fifth straight winning week

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, February 26, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files

(Reuters) - Indian shares closed higher on Friday, marking their fifth straight winning week, led by gains in financials such as Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd.

The broader NSE Nifty closed 0.75 percent higher at 10,821.85, while the benchmark BSE Sensex ended up 0.73 percent at 35,689.60.

For the week, the NSE index gained slightly, while the BSE index inched up 0.2 percent.

HDFC shares finished 2.7 percent higher in the session.

Reporting by Krishna V Kurup in Bengaluru; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri

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