The Indian rupee was up by 9 paise at Rs 52.20/21 per dollar in see-saw trade early on Wednesday on mild selling of dollars by banks and exporters.

The rupee resumed lower at Rs 52.54/55 per dollar on the Interbank Foreign Exchange, as against its previous close of Rs 52.29/30 per dollar, on persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of a firming dollar overseas.

However, it made a swift recovery to an early high of Rs 51.77 per dollar before quoting at Rs 52.20/21 per dollar at 1030 hours amid profit-booking by some banks to cash in on near-record exchange rates.

Meanwhile, the dollar rose in early trade in Singapore even as the euro dipped amid jitters over the fate of a rescue plan for Franco-Belgian bank Dexia, while the Australian dollar fell on data showing that China’s factory activity slumped to a 32—month low.

Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex fell by 223 points, or 1.39 per cent, in early trade today.

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