Rupee up 9 paise against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The Indian rupee strengthened by 9 paise to Rs 45.06 against the US dollar in early trade on the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Wednesday, largely in line with other stronger Asian currencies overseas and a higher opening in the

stock market.

The rupee had depreciated by 29 paise to close at a nearly two-month low of Rs 45.15/16 against the US dollar in the previous session on Monday following weakness in equities and fresh dollar demand.

The forex and money markets remained closed yesterday on account of "Buddha Purnima".

Forex dealers said dollar weakness against other Asian currencies and the higher opening in the stock market mainly supported the rupee.

The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex moved up by 78.54 points, or 0.43 per cent, to 18,215.89 in opening trade today.

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