Rupee rises 24 paise to 74.77 against U.S. dollar in early trade

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The Indian rupee advanced by 24 paise to 74.77 against the U.S. dollar in opening trade on April 26, tracking weaker dollar against key rival currencies and a positive trend in the domestic equity market.

At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 74.81 against the U.S. dollar, then gained some strength to quote at 74.77, a rise of 24 paise over its last close.

In the previous session, the rupee had settled at 75.01 against the American currency.

The rupee started on a stronger note against the greenback tracking the decline in the dollar and positive equity markets, Reliance Securities said in a research note.

Moreover, Asian currencies were mostly stronger this morning and could lift sentiments back home, the note added.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.18% to 90.69, ahead of the meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve this week.

“The Fed’s next meeting ends on Wednesday, and while no major policy changes are expected, investors will pay close attention to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s comments after the meeting,” the note said.

Meanwhile, global oil benchmark, Brent crude futures, fell 0.38% to $65.86 per barrel.

On the domestic equity market front, the BSE Sensex was trading 763.25 points or 1.59% higher at 48,641.70 in early deals, while the broader NSE Nifty rose 210.55 points or 1.47% to 14,551.90.

Foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market on April 24 as they sold shares worth ₹1,360.76 crore, as per exchange data.

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