In addition, dollar selling by exporters and a higher opening in the equity market also supported the rupee.
Dealers said apart from the euro's gains against the American currency overseas, higher opening start in the domestic equity market and selling of dollars by exporters and some banks supported the rupee.
The rupee had lost 11 paise to close at 55.65 against the
Greenback yesterday due to late dollar demand from importers.
Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark index Sensex rose by 98.66 points, or 0.61 per cent, to 16,087.06 in early trade today.