Rupee vs US dollar:\u00a0The Indian rupee fell as much as 20 paise in the early morning trade on Friday to 71.23 per US dollar from the previous close of 71.03 per US dollar, mainly on account of strong US currency and rise in crude oil prices. The domestic currency today opened\u00a071.07 per US dollar, down 4 paise from the previous close of\u00a071.03 per US dollar, data available with the Bloomberg website showed. At 9:35 AM (IST), the domestic currency was trading at 71.20 per US dollar, down 17 paise from the previous close of 71.03 per US dollar, after touching an intraday low of 71.23 per US dollar and an intraday high of 71.07 per US dollar, data showed.\u00a0On Thursday, the domestic unit reversed its four-day losing streak by recovering 21 paise to close the day at 71.03 per US dollar. In the debt markets, the 10-year government bond yields were up 0.05% at 7.28% compared with Wednesday\u2019s close of 7.27%. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions. ALSO READ:\u00a0Share Market Live: Sensex up 50 points, Nifty above 10,900; RIL shares surge, Sun Pharma down 12% Meanwhile, the domestic stock markets \u2013Sensex and Nifty\u2013opened higher on Friday, tracking positive global cues. Sensex is up about 51 points to 36,425.16, while the Nifty is trading above the 10,900-mark. Asian stocks advanced on Friday as a report of progress in U.S.-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute and supported risk sentiment. Crude oil prices Crude oil prices surge on Friday after a report from the OPEC showed its production declined sharply last month, easing fears about prolonged oversupply. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $52.57 per barrel at 0253 GMT, up 50 cents, or 1 percent, from their last close. International Brent crude oil futures were up 45 cents, or 0.7%, at $61.63 per barrel, Reuters reported.