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Rupee inches 1 paisa higher to close at 74.19 against U.S. dollar

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The rupee inched 1 paisa higher to settle almost flat at 74.19 (provisional) against the U.S. dollar on Monday amid firm crude oil prices and a muted trend in the domestic equities.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee opened at 74.24 per dollar as against its previous close of 74.20.

It hovered in the range of 74.18 to 74.27 during the day before ending at 74.19 against the greenback.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.10% to 91.76.

On the domestic equity market front, the BSE Sensex ended 189.45 points or 0.36% lower at 52,735.59, while the broader NSE Nifty fell 45.65 points or 0.29% to 15,814.70.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, advanced 0.07% to $76.23 per barrel.

Foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market on Friday as they offloaded shares worth ₹678.84 crore, as per exchange data.


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