In step with smart recovery in local equities, the Indian rupee Thursday rebounded by 28 paise to close at 62.50 against the American currency on fresh dollar selling by exporters.
A weak dollar overseas also helped the rupee recover from two-month lows, said forex dealers, adding that IMF upping India growth forecast and hopes of insurance bill passage in Parliament also boosted sentiments.
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the domestic unit commence a tad higher at 62.77 a dollar from previous close of 62.78 and then touched a low of 62.79.
It recovered on rise in local stocks. The rupee hit a high of 62.49 before concluding at 62.50, a net rise of 28 paise or 0.45%. In last three sessions, it had plunged by 62 paise or 1.00%.
The Indian benchmark S&P BSE Sensex bounced back by 271.24 or 0.95% after straight three days of fall.
Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) withdrew Rs 444.65 crore Wednesday, as per provisional data.
The dollar index was down by 0.55% against major global rivals.
Pramit Brahmbhatt, Veracity Group, CEO said: "Optimistic statement given by the IMF helped the rupee trade strong and appreciate nearly half a%. Rupee closed up taking aid from local equities. The trading range for the spot rupee is expected to be within 62.00 to 63.00."