New Delhi, Nov. 18 -- Indian rupee strengthened for the third consecutive session against the US dollar on Monday, amid mixed cues from other Asian currencies due to uncertainty over US-China trade deal.

At 09:08 am, rupee was trading at a 71.63 dollar, up 0.22% from its previous close of 71.79. The currency opened at 71.66 a dollar, touching a high of 71.62 and a low of 71.69.

The 10-year bond yield rose 5 basis points to 6.53% from its Friday's close of 6.52%, whereas the price of the bond lost 0.01% to 103.80. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions.

Benchmark equity index, Sensex, gained 0.18% or 74.39 points to 40431.08 points in pre-opening trade. Since January, it has gained 12.10%.

So far this year, rupee lost 2.60%...