Rupee rises 16 paise against U.S. dollar in early trade

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The rupee surged 16 paise to 74.87 against the U.S. dollar in opening trade on October 28 amid easing crude oil prices.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened strong at 74.92 against the dollar and gained further to touch 74.87 in early deals, a rise of 16 paise over its previous close.

On October 27, the rupee had settled at 75.03 against the U.S. dollar.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.04% to 93.84.

Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures fell 2.03% to $82.86 per barrel.

On the domestic equity market front, BSE Sensex was trading 363.32 points or 0.59% lower at 60,780.01, while the broader NSE Nifty declined 119.75 points or 0.66% to 18,091.20.

Foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market Wednesday as they offloaded shares worth ₹1,913.36 crore, as per exchange data.

According to Anil Kumar Bhansali, Head of Treasury, Finrex Treasury Advisors, the range for USD/INR for the day is between 74.80 to 75.20.

“Markets await for the U.S. Fed meeting but equities are down while currencies are in a range. On Wednesday buying was from ONGC and BPCL which may continue on Thursday,” Mr. Bhansali said.

Mr. Bhansali further added that “so, exporters may sell above 75 at around 75.10 and importers may buy near to 74.80.”

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