Domestic financial markets remained closed on Monday for the Eid al-Adha holiday. Last Friday, the stock market benchmark index S&P BSE Sensex rose 254.55 points - or 0.68 per cent - to close at 37,581.91, while the broader NSE Nifty index settled at a gain of 77.20 points - or 0.70 per cent - at 11,109.65. The rupee edged lower to end at 70.79 against the dollar, whereas the 10-year benchmark bond yield finished at 6.49 per cent. The stock and forex markets will resume trading on Tuesday, August 13.
The Sensex gained 463.69 points - 1.25 per cent - last week, and the Nifty added 112.3 points - or 1.02 per cent.
With the Independence Day holiday on Thursday, August 15, the markets will be open only for three sessions this week.