Forex dealers said that apart from increased selling of the American unit by exporters and banks, dollar's weakness against other currencies overseas supported the domestic currency.

  • A higher opening in domestic stock markets also helped the rupee strengthen against the dollar, they added.
  • The rupee had recovered from its 29-month lows by rising 39 paise to close at 67.63 in Friday's trade on fresh selling of dollars on the back of recovery in equities.
  • Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex surged 159.47 points, or 0.65 percent, to trade at 24,595.13 in morning session.

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