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

The rupee had ended four paise lower at 62.18 on fresh dollar demand from banks and importers in Wednesday's trade in view of fall in crude oil prices.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex zoomed by 600.77 points, or 2.19 percent, to 27,947.59 in opening trade.

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