Rupee ends flat at 73.34 against US dollar

PTI Mumbai | Updated on May 11, 2021

The rupee pared its early losses to close almost flat at 73.34 (provisional) against the US dollar on Tuesday amid a lacklustre trend in the domestic equity markets.

At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened lower at 73.47 against the greenback and declined to the day's low of 73.53.

The rupee later cut losses and finally ended at 73.34, registering a rise of 1 paisa over its previous close of 73.35 against the US dollar.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.07 per cent to 90.14.

On the domestic equity market front, the BSE Sensex ended 340.60 points or 0.69 per cent lower at 49,161.81, while the broader NSE Nifty declined 91.60 points or 0.61 per cent to 14,850.75.

Forex traders said concerns over rising COVID-19 cases weighed on investors' sentiment.

Published on May 11, 2021

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