strengthened by 18 paise to 66.84 against the dollar
in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on Thursday on selling of the US currency by exporters and banks amid foreign fund inflows.
A fall in dollar
against major world currencies globally, after the US Federal Reserve
decided against lifting interest rates, also helped the rupee
gain strength, dealers said.
Besides, increased selling of the dollar
by exporters and banks and a higher opening in the domestic equity market supported the rupee, they added.
On Wednesday, the rupee
had closed almost flat at 67.02 against the American unit amid caution ahead of the US Federal Reserve
Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex zoomed by 364.80 points, or 1.27 per cent, at 28,871.92 in early session on Thursday.