Retreating from its 11-month high level, the rupee on Friday depreciated five paise to end at 58.52 against the US dollar, but managed to clock its fourth successive weekly rise.
Sustained capital outflows weighed on the rupee while strong local equities limited the rupee fall to some extent, a forex dealer said.
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the domestic currency commenced slightly better at 58.45 a dollar from previous close of 58.47. It then moved erratically in a range of 58.33 and 58.56, before settling at 58.52, a net fall of five paise or 0.09 per cent.
Pramit Brahmbhatt, Veracity Group CEO said: “Rupee posted its 11-month high with the help of strong local equities. Rupee gave up all the gains as the central bank intervened in the market via State-run lenders. The trading range for the Spot USD/INR pair is expected to be within 58.00 to 59.00.”
The dollar index, an indicator of six major global rivals, was up by 0.21 per cent on global economic optimism.
Dollar demand from importers, mainly oil refiners, to meet their month-end requirements mainly weighed on the rupee.
For the week, the rupee gained 27 paise. In the previous three weeks, it had gained a whopping 181 paise. Hopes of economic reforms and robust capital inflows after Narendra Modi-led BJP election victory have helped the rupee appreciate.
Meanwhile, the Indian benchmark S&P BSE Sensex today flared up by 318.95 points, or 1.31 per cent, to log its new closing peak. FIIs pulled out $9.27 million yesterday, as per SEBI data.