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Rupee gains 5 paise against dollar to 55.02

The rupee rose by 5 paise to trade at fresh one-month high of 55.02 against the American currency in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on persistent dollar selling by exporters and some banks.

business Updated: Aug 08, 2012 10:41 IST

The rupee rose by 5 paise to trade at fresh one-month high of 55.02 against the American currency in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on persistent dollar selling by exporters and some banks.

Forex dealers said a higher opening in the equity market buoyed by Finance minister P Chidambaram's promise of bringing the economy back on track, also supported the rupee.

The rupee had strengthened by 45 paise to close at a one-month high of 55.07 against the dollar in Tuesday's trade, tracking a jump in local shares.

The domestic currency has appreciated by 77 paise in the past three days.

Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark index Sensex rose by 65.02 points, or 0.37%, to 17,666.80.