The Indian rupee continued\u00a0the appreciation and hit a 32-month high against US dollar on Friday after hitting a\u00a0fresh 2-1\/2 year high in yesterday's trade. The rupee\u00a0opened 5 paise higher and very quickly extended gains to hit a 32-month high of 63.31 rising by 10 paise\u00a0against the US dollar\u00a0at the interbank foreign exchange market on Friday. The domestic currency had been broadly rising since mid-November 2017. The rupee is rising in line with some of its Asian peers as today only\u00a0Asian currencies rallied on Friday as investors globally continued to show strong appetites for risk while the US dollar fell against a\u00a0basket of currencies, failing to capitalise on better than expected jobs data from the United States. On Thursday, the rupee\u00a0strengthened further, ending at a fresh 2-1\/2 year high against the US dollar, advancing as much as 13 paise to finish at a fresh 2-1\/2 year high of 63.41 a piece US dollar. The rupee had been on a rising streak from mid-November 2017 since then it had appreciated by over 200 paise from a level of 65.42 against the US dollar. The Reserve Bank of India fixed the reference rate of the rupee at 63.3914 against the US dollar on Thursday. On Wednesday this week, the rupee snapped its 4-day rising streak which led the domestic currency at 2-1\/2 year high. The rupee lost 5 paise to conclude at 63.53 against the US dollar on Wednesday. With today\u2019s appreciation in the rupee, the Indian currency had strengthened by about 84 paise in last 7-day period against the US dollar. Meanwhile,\u00a0Sensex and Nifty opened higher on\u00a0Friday as most of the Asian shares\u00a0ticked up to record highs in the early trade following the lifetime high closing on Wall Street overnight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average breached the psychological 25,000 mark for the first time.\u00a0BSE Sensex\u00a0gained 51.63 points to begin at 34,021.27 and NSE Nifty added 29.45 points to open at 10,534.25.\u00a0Shares of Birla group telecom company Idea Cellular extended\u00a0the gains\u00a0on the back of\u00a0fundraising plans. Within minutes of opening up, the benchmark\u00a0indices\u00a0Sensex and Nifty moved\u00a0ahead in quick successions nearing their respective record highs.\u00a0Sensex\u00a0jumped 205.57 points to the record high of 34,175.21 and NSE Nifty added 58 points to mark a high of 10,562.8 for the first time.