The rupee appreciated 12 paise to 66.76 against the US dollar today, propped up by fresh selling of the American currency by exporters and banks amid a higher opening in the domestic stock market.
According to dealers, weakness in the dollar against other currencies overseas on unexpected fall in a US manufacturing index made the rupee stronger.
The local currency received a shot in the arm after stocks started the day on a positive note.
Yesterday, the rupee had ended lower by 17 paise at 66.88 due to heavy dollar demand from importers and corporates.
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