Rupee near 3 week high as foreign banks sell dollars

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The rupee is trading at 59.57/58 after hitting 59.52, its highest level since June 13 and higher than the previous close of 59.6875/6975 as foreign banks continue to sell dollars on behalf of overseas investors.

Foreign institutional investors bought shares worth $216.13 million on Wednesday, provisional exchange data shows.

Local shares up 0.3 percent in early trade.

Most Asian currencies weakened against the dollar.

Asian stocks hovered at a three-year high and the dollar rose early on Thursday after robust jobs data fuelled hopes that the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report would point to momentum building in the economy.

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