Forex dealers said besides a higher opening in domestic equity market, the dollar's weakness against other currencies overseas, supported the rupee.

The domestic currency had gained nine paise to close at 65.96 against the US currency in yesterday's trade on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters amid sustained capital inflows.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex jumped 265.94 points, or 1.03 percent, at 26,044.60 in morning trade today.


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