Forex

Rupee trips 11 paise to 67.87

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 16, 2018

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After a brief recovery, the rupee once again turned weaker against the US dollar by depreciating 11 paise to end at 67.87 on fresh dollar demand from importers and banks.

Heavy capital outflows alongside near-term consequences of the Federal Reserve rate hike largely kept sentiment shaky despite a dollar retreat.

The US central bank raised interest rates by a quarter point and signalled that hikes could come next year at a faster pace than some expected.

However, a steady stream of dollars from export receivables and overseas remittances continued to give the rupee some support, a forex dealer commented.

In an extremely quiet and range-bound trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market, the domestic currency resumed a tad lower at 67.78 from last Friday’s closing level of 67.76.

It immediately staged a rebound following adequate supplies of greenback and touched an intra-day high of 67.71 in late afternoon deals.

However, the recovery momentum seems to be short-lived as the local unit turned weak and fell back to 67.88 before ending at 67.87, showing a loss of 11 paise, or 0.16 per cent.

The rupee had gained 7 paise on Friday largely overcoming the pressure created by US Fed’s rate hike.

Published on December 19, 2016

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