MUMBAI: The rupee appreciated by 15 paise to 68.92 against the US dollar in opening trade on Friday.
The rupee opened strong at 69 at the interbank forex market then gained further ground to touch 68.92 per dollar, displaying gains of 15 paise against the greenback.
On Tuesday, the rupee had settled at 69.07 against the US dollar.
As per provisional data, Foreign funds pulled out Rs 0.71 crore from the capital markets on a net basis on Thursday.
The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading with gains of 42.13 points, or 0.11 per cent to quote at 39,628.54 while the NSE Nifty was trading at 11 up 17 points, or 0.14 per cent.
Meanwhile, brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 66.24 per barrel lower by 0.47 per cent.