The better-than-expected July 2013 industrial production data and fall in retail inflation led the BSE benchmark Sensex to recover by 32 points to quote at 19,813.95 points in late morning deals on Friday.
The 30-share index resumed lower following weak Asian cues but rebounded while quoting at 19,813.95 points at 1015 hrs (IST). On Thursday, it had plunged 215.57 points.
The 50-share NSE index Nifty also rose 8.05 points to trade at 5,858.75.
Asian shares showed weak trend due to overnight fall on Wall Street, as investors fretted stronger-than-expected US jobless claim data on Thursday, which increased the odds that the Federal Reserve would begin trimming its monetary stimulus at next week’s meeting.