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Rupee gains 5 paise to end at 75.54 against US dollar

PTI | | Updated on: Dec 22, 2021

Meanwhile, the dollar index was trading lower by 0.04 per cent at 96.45.

In a range-bound session, the rupee appreciated by five paise to close at 75.54 (provisional) against the US dollar on Wednesday as a firm trend in domestic equities boosted investor sentiments.

Besides, forex dealers said that lower crude prices in the international market and a subdued dollar overseas also supported the local unit.

The rupee resumed higher at 75.56 per dollar against the previous close of 75.59 at the interbank foreign exchange market and hovered in a range of 75.48 to 75.65 before settling at 75.54, registering a rise of 5 paise.

On the domestic equity market front, the BSE Sensex ended 611.55 points or 1.09 per cent higher at 56,930.56, while the broader NSE Nifty surged 184.60 points or 1.1 per cent to 16,955.45.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 0.26 per cent to USD 73.79 per barrel.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading lower by 0.04 per cent at 96.45.

On Tuesday, foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market as they offloaded shares worth Rs 1,209.82 crore, exchange data showed.

Published on December 22, 2021
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