Rupee slips 4 paise to 71.12 against US dollar amid rising crude prices

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 20, 2020 Published on January 20, 2020

The rupee opened on a weak note and declined 4 paise to 71.12 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday, as concerns over rising crude oil prices weighed on the investor community.

Forex traders said the weakness in the rupee was largely due to a spurt in crude oil prices following rising tensions in West Asia and North Africa.

The rupee opened weak at 71.07 at the interbank forex market and fell further to 71.12, down 4 paise over its last close. The rupee had settled at 71.08 against the US dollar on Friday.

Meanwhile, foreign fund inflows and a positive opening in domestic equities supported the local currency.

Foreign institutional investors remained net buyers in the capital markets, putting in Rs 264.26 crore on Friday, according to provisional data.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 1.14 per cent to $65.59 per barrel.

Published on January 20, 2020
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