Forex

Rupee recovers to close at 55.57 a dollar

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 13, 2018 Published on May 27, 2013

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Paring initial losses, the rupee recovered to close at 55.57 against the dollar on the back of stronger domestic equity markets. The Indian unit had closed weaker by at a six-month low of 55.64 on Friday.

On Monday, the unit opened weaker at 55.70 and later edged down to a low of 55.76 per dollar due to month-end demand for the American currency from oil importers.

Further, dollar strengthening against the euro and other overseas currencies in the global market put pressure on the rupee.

However, the capital inflows into the equity markets limited the fall in the rupee and it recovered to 55.52 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market.

The BSE-benchmark Sensex ended higher by 326 points (up 1.66 per cent) at 20,030.77 points.

Later, mild dollar demand weakened the rupee towards its close. Month-end demand for the greenback will continue to weigh on the Indian currency.

Call rates, G-Sec



The inter-bank call money ended flat from Friday’s close of 7.35 per cent. It moved in the narrow range of 7.20 to 7.40 per cent.



The benchmark 8.15 per cent government security which matures in 2022, closed slightly higher at Rs 105.30 from its previous close of Rs 105.27 on Friday. Yields lowered to 7.33 per cent from 7.34 per cent.



beena.parmar@thehindu.co.in

Published on May 27, 2013
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