Rupee gains 20 paise to end at 67.32

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on July 01, 2016


Extending gains for the third day in a row, the rupee rose by 20 paise to settle at 1-1/2 week high of 67.32 a dollar on persistent dollar selling by banks and exporters amid firm equity markets.

Banks and exporters preferred to reduce their dollar position on hopes of more foreign capital inflows in view strong equity markets.

The rupee opened higher at 67.50 a dollar against the yesterday’s closing level of 67.52 a dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and firmed up further to 67.31 a dollar in the day trade.

The domestic currency closed with gains of 20 paise or 0.30 per cent at 67.32, the highest closing level since June 20 when the rupee had settled at 67.31.

The rupee ended the week with gains of nearly 1 per cent or 64 paise compared to previous week’s closing level of 67.96.

The dollar index was trading down by 0.18 per cent against a basket of six currencies in the late afternoon trade.

Meanwhile, RBI fixed the reference rate for the $ at 67.4410 and € at 74.7449.

Published on July 01, 2016
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