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Rupee falls 20 paise to 82.45 against US dollar

Updated: 06 Jul 2023, 11:23 AM IST
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At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic unit opened at 82.36, then fell to 82.45, registering a decline of 20 paise over its last close.

On Wednesday, the rupee settled at 82.25 against the dollar.

On Wednesday, the rupee settled at 82.25 against the dollar.

Mumbai, Jul 6 (PTI) The rupee depreciated 20 paise to 82.45 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday, weighed down by strength of the American currency in the overseas market and elevated crude oil prices.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic unit opened at 82.36, then fell to 82.45, registering a decline of 20 paise over its last close.

On Wednesday, the rupee settled at 82.25 against the dollar.

Forex traders said the US dollar gained on safe haven demand amid risk aversion and rising expectations of a hawkish US Federal Reserve monetary policy in July.

The dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.03 per cent to 103.40.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, fell marginally by 0.23 per cent to USD 76.47 per barrel.

Moreover, Brent Oil prices were trading higher at USD 76.63 on hawkish FED comments, traders said.

On Thursday, the rupee opened lower as dollar index rose to 103.38 on account of a hawkish FED in the FOMC meeting minutes, which indicated that more rate hikes were needed to curb inflation, Finrex Treasury Advisors LLP Head of Treasury and Executive Director Anil Kumar Bhansali said.

Market participants will track ADP data and Friday's Non-farm Payrolls data for gauging the health of the US economy, Bhansali added.

In the domestic equity market, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 23.16 points or 0.04 per cent lower at 65,422.88. The broader NSE Nifty declined 10.25 points or 0.05 per cent to 19,388.25.

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) were net buyers in the capital markets on Wednesday as they purchased shares worth 1,603.15 crore, according to exchange data.

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First Published: 06 Jul 2023, 11:23 AM IST