The rupee strengthened by 5 paise to 73.59 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday, supported by foreign portfolio inflows and strong opening in domestic equities. At the interbank forex market, the domestic unit was trading in a narrow range against the US dollar, it opened at 73.62 against the greenback, then gained ground and touched 73.59 against the American currency, registering a rise of 5 paise over its previous close.
In a volatile trade, the local unit also touched a low of 73.64 against the American currency.
On Friday, the rupee ended almost flat at 73.64, up 2 paise, against the US dollar.
“Weakness of the US dollar, optimism surrounding vaccine roll-out, dollar inflows into local equities could keep depreciation bias limited. On the other hand, RBI’s presence in the market…