Rupee gains 6 paise against US dollars

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The rupee gained by 6 paise to 73.42 against the US dollar in an early trade on Wednesday on proliferated selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.

Forex dealers said weakness in the dollar (NSE -0.19 %) against some currencies overseas and a higher opening of domestic equity markets gave some support to the rupee.

On Tuesday, the rupee had climbed 35 paise to close at nearly two-week high of 73.48 per dollar in the thick of softening crude oil prices and palliating concerns over the trade deficit.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex jumped 400.00 points, or 1.03 per cent,  in the opening trade.