Economy

Rupee rises 45 paise to 75.27 against U.S. dollar in early trade

The rupee opened at 75.36, then gained ground to touch 75.27.

The rupee appreciated 45 paise to 75.27 against the U.S. dollar in early trade on May 8 tracking positive opening of domestic equities and weakness in the American currency.

Forex traders said a positive start of domestic stocks and significant foreign fund inflows supported the local unit.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 75.36, then gained ground to touch 75.27, registering a rise of 45 paise over its previous close.

On May 6, the rupee had settled at 75.72 against the U.S. dollar.

Forex market was closed on May 7 on account of Buddha Purnima.

Domestic bourses were trading on a positive note on May 8 with the benchmark Sensex up 456.86 points at 31,900.24 and broader Nifty rising 139.70 points to 9,338.75.

Foreign institutional investors were net buyers in the capital market, as they bought equity shares worth ₹19,056.49 crore on May 7, according to provisional exchange data.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading 0.16% down at 99.73.

However, traders said investor sentiment remains fragile amid concerns over the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the domestic as well as global economy.

Meanwhile, Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 1.36% to $29.86 per barrel.

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