Rupee settles 3 paise higher at 72.94

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 25, 2021 Published on January 25, 2021

The rupee rose by 3 paise to settle at 72.94 against the US dollar on Monday, extending its gains for the fifth straight session despite heavy selling in the domestic equity market.

At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened at 72.95 against the American currency, and hit an intra-day high of 72.89 and a low of 72.96 in day trade.

It finally finished at 72.94, higher by 3 paise over its last close. On Friday, the rupee had settled at 72.97 against the American currency.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.10 per cent to 90.32.

"The rupee has managed to hold its fort around the 72.90 to 73 levels, but given the sell-off in equities and the likelihood of a rebound in the dollar index, we see the trend tilting slightly towards depreciation going forward," said Sugandha Sachdeva VP-Metals, Energy & Currency Research, Religare Broking.

In terms of the global cues, the Federal Reserve’s policy decision this week is not expected to be ultra-dovish. More so, markets will be watching the Fed’s guidance on rates and any outlook on its bond buying plan, Sachdeva added.

Another key factor to watch out for the rupee is the Union Budget.


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Published on January 25, 2021
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