NEW DELHI: Indian rupee ended the near the day's high at 74.72 per dollar, amid buying saw in the domestic equity market.
It opened higher by 16 paise at 74.85 per dollar against Friday's close of 75.01 and traded in the range of 74.67-74.89, report agencies.At close, the Sensex was up 508.06 points or 1.06 per cent at 48386.51, and the Nifty was up 143.60 points or 1.00 per cent at 14485.
Oil prices eased slightly on Monday on concerns that a resurgence of coronavirus infections in India and Japan, the world's third and fourth largest oil importers, would cut fuel demand in Asia.
The USDINR future remained above 75 levels on a closing basis, which will keep the rupee pair strong. We believe the rupee will depreciate towards 75.50 levels gradually in coming sessions, said ICICI Direct.
The dollar-rupee April contract on the NSE was at Rs 75.05 in the last session. The open interest fell 1 per cent for the April series, it added.