Indian rupee rises to 72.84 against dollar

9 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 9 paise to 72.84 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday following rally in domestic equities.

At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened higher at 72.86 against the US dollar and climbed further to 72.84 in early deals, registering a rise of 9 paise over its last close.

In the previous session, the rupee gained 3 paise to settle at 72.93 against the US dollar, report agencies.

The dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.03 per cent to 91.07.