Rupee falls 4 paise to 81.66 against US dollar in early trade
- In initial trading, the
rupeealso touched ₹81.51 against the American currency.
- The dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.35 percent to 110.81.
- Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures surged 0.13 per cent to $ 93.49 per barrel.
The rupee depreciated 4 paise to 81.66 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday amid high volatility as rising crude oil prices weighed on the local unit. At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened on a strong note at ₹81.52 against the greenback, then pared the gains and fell to ₹81.66, registering a fall of 4 paise over its previous closing.
In initial trading, the rupee also touched ₹81.51 against the American currency.
On Tuesday, the rupee appreciated by 20 paise to end at ₹81.62 against the US dollar.
The forex market was closed on Wednesday on account of Dussehra.
According to Sriram Iyer, Senior Research Analyst at
However, stronger crude oil prices, hawkish rhetoric from Fed officials and JP Morgan's decision to hold off the inclusion of Indian bonds into its global index weighed on the local unit, Iyer added.
The dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.35 per cent to 110.81.
Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures surged 0.13 % to $93.49 per barrel.
On the domestic equity market front, the 30-share
Foreign institutional investors were net buyers in the capital market on Tuesday as they purchased shares worth ₹1,344.63 crore, as per exchange data.
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