Mumbai: Rupee keeping gains with pair at 55.4150/43 vs 55.28/29 last close.

Dealers say good demand from oil importers and likely defence-related demand keeping pair bid.

Local stocks flat with main BSE index down 0.1%.

Brent crude rose above $114 per barrel on Monday to its highest in more than three months as Israel’s comments on stopping Iran from proceeding with a disputed nuclear programme stoked worries about a disruption in supply from the region.