The week began with a drop in trade volumes on account of negative sentiment prevailing which was reflective in trading behaviour and was mainly due to political and industrial pressures in the fertilizer sector, which were carried forward from the previous week. However, the index gained 47 points (i.e. 0.40% percent) over the week to close at 11,348 on Friday. Expectations of a capital gain tax resolution and easing concerns on the political front assisted the market in closing in the green. Trade volumes improved to 47.32 million shares traded in the previous session from 17.56 million shares during the beginning of the week.