Rupee hits new three-month peak

Mumbai: Breaching key resistance levels, the rupee today spurted to a new over three-month peak of 45.6050/6150 per dollar.

Robust trade and foreign portfolio investment inflows were responsible for the surge.

In fairly active trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market, the rupee moved up by nearly 13 paise from last Friday's close of 45.73/74 per dollar with sentiments upbeat for further sharp gain.

The rupee opened distinctly firm at 45.62/63 per dollar, reflecting the dollar's lingering weakness against global rivals.

Strong bunched up dollar supplies from trade and foreign fund inflows drove the rupee to new over three-month peak despite firm world oil prices at over 55 dollar a barrel.