Rupee appreciated most other major currencies in the market. The rupee gained for the third straight day and closed 12 paise higher at 73.03 against the US dollar on Thursday, supported by sustained foreign fund inflows and weak American currency. Rupee touched intraday high of 72.94 and low of 73.19 against US dollar.
On the domestic equity market front, the BSE Sensex ended 91.84 points or 0.19 percent higher at 49,584.16, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 30.75 points or 0.21 percent to 14,595.60.
US dollar appreciated against most of the currency in the basket. USD traded down against INR, GBP,CAD and AUD.US dollar strengthens against EUR, SGD, JPY.