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Rupee slips 5 paise to 71.17 against U.S. dollar in early trade

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Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net buyers in the capital markets

The Indian rupee opened on a flat note and fell 5 paise to 71.17 against the U.S. dollar in early trade on Monday tracking muted opening in domestic equities.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 71.15 then fell to 71.17 against the dollar, showing a decline of 5 paise over its previous closing.

The Indian rupee on Friday had closed at 71.12 against the dollar.

Meanwhile, brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 0.32% to USD 65.93 per barrel.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net buyers in the capital markets, as they purchased shares worth ₹338.86 crore on Friday, as per provisional data.

Domestic bourses opened on a cautious note on Monday with benchmark indices Sensex trading 22.14 points down at 41,659.40 and Nifty lower by 10.75 points at 12,261.05.

The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.04% to 97.65.

The 10-year government bond yield was at 6.58% in morning trade.

Meanwhile, on the global front, Beijing will lower import tariffs on over 850 products, including frozen pork, from January next year, the finance ministry said on Monday, which may help ease the pressure on the country’s depleted pork supply.

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