Rupee rises 24 paise to 67.13 against dollar

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on July 11, 2016


Strengthening its gains for the third session, the rupee today surged by another 24 paise to close at a more than 3-week high of 67.13 on persistent selling of US dollars by bank and exporters amid massive rally in domestic equities.

Markets put up a strong rally on an across-the-board buying frenzy, lifting the Sensex about 500 points to close at 11-month high of 27,627 and the Nifty above 8,400 amid robust global cues.

However, firm dollar in the overseas market restricted the rupee’s gain, a forex dealer said.

The rupee opened higher at 67.12 per dollar against last Friday’s closing level of 67.37 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and hovered in a range of 67.06 and 67.22 before ending at more than 3—week high of 67.13, showing a gain of 24 paise or 0.36 per cent.

It has gained by 32 paise or 0.47 per cent in three trading days.

The rupee had last ended at 67.08 per dollar on June 17, 2016.

Meanwhile, the RBI fixed the reference rate for the dollar at 67.1426 and euro at 74.1053.

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Published on July 11, 2016
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