Forex traders said besides increased demand of the US currency from importers, the dollar's strength against some currencies overseas weighed on the rupee but a higher opening of the domestic equity markets, capped the losses.
The rupee had strengthened by 27 paise to close at a four-month high of 69.58 against the US currency Friday.
The 30-share index was trading 132.25 points, or 0.37 per cent, higher at 36,326.55. In similar movement, the NSE Nifty was trading 30.80 points, or 0.28 per cent, up at 10,907.55.
On net basis, foreign funds sold shares worth Rs 332.62 crore, while DIIs purchased share to the tune of Rs 1,489.65 crore Friday, provisional data showed.
Globally, Brent crude, the international benchmark, was trading 4.78 per cent up at USD 62.30 per barrel.
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