Forex dealers said sustained foreign fund flows also aided the trading sentiment in rupees favour. The local unit commenced lower at 53.40 against the dollar from yesterdays close of 53.28 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market.
It hovered in a range of 53.07-53.42 before settling at 53.13 on fag-end dollar selling, registering a gain of 15 paise, or 0.28%, against the dollar.
Initially, the rupee was seen depreciating taking cues from the falling euro and the recovery in the US dollar index. Euro fell below 1.3500 on Monday after the news of Spanish prime ministers involvement in the corruption scandal, said Abhishek Goenka, Founder and CEO, India Forex Advisors. FIIs pumped in over USD 92 million (R489.27 crore) in local equities, as per BSE data.