Besides, dollar's weakness against other currencies overseas also supported the local unit, forex dealers said.
The rupee had appreciated by 16 paise to close at 59.17 per dollar on Friday on the back of a surge in local equities and heavy capital inflows.
Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex today rose by 183.26 points, or 0.72 per cent, to hit new high of 25,579.72 in the morning trade.


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