Rupee gains 35 paise to end at 67.06

PTI Mumbai | Updated on June 01, 2018 Published on June 01, 2018

Rising for the third day, the rupee appreciated by 35 paise to end at 67.06 against the US dollar today on continued selling of the American currency by banks and exporters amid robust macroeconomic data. Data released by the CSO yesterday showed gross domestic product growth in the January-March quarter of 2017-18 was at a seven-quarter high of 7.7 per cent, helping India retain the tag of the world’s fastest growing major economy.

The local currency opened at 67.37 and traded between 67.37 and 67.00 in intra-day trade.

Forex dealers said besides sustained selling of the American currency by exporters as well as banks, a higher opening in the domestic equity market supported the rupee. However, the dollar’s strength against other currencies overseas capped the gains.

Yesterday, the local currency had edged up by 2 paise to end at 67.41 against the American currency on stray dollar selling by banks and exporters.

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Published on June 01, 2018
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