The domestic currency had gained 106 paise to close at 66.01 on Thursday against the dollar after steps taken by new RBI Governor Raghnuram Rajan to attract US currency inflows.
To support the rupee, RBI announced steps such as enhanced limits for exporters to re-book cancelled forward exchange contracts and a special concessional window to swap foreign currency non-resident (FCNR) deposits.
Dealers said besides increased dollar selling by exporters, a higher opening in domestic equity market and dollar's weakening against some currencies overseas helped the rupee rise.


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