Indian Currency Falls By 5 Paise To Close At 74.24 Against US Dollar

Indian Currency Falls By 5 Paise To Close At 74.24 Against US Dollar
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On Wednesday, the Indian currency rupee declined by 5 paise to close at 74.24 (provisional) against the US currency due to a stronger dollar in the overseas markets, stated a report from the PTI.

The domestic currency opened flat at 74.20 and later dropped to a low of 74.30 in the day trade at the inter-bank foreign exchange market.

The rupee had settled at 74.19 against the US dollar on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading 0.04 per cent higher at 92.93.

The global oil benchmark, Brent crude futures, fell 0.15 per cent to USD 70.94 per barrel.

As per the report, the domestic equity market front, the BSE Sensex ended 14.77 points or 0.03 per cent lower at 55,944.21, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 10.05 points or 0.06 per cent to 16,634.65.

Dilip Parmar, Research Analyst, HDFC Securities said, "Rupee market closed tad lower amid a slight pick up in dollar index with a move higher in US Treasuries ahead of Jackson Hole, later this week."

Surge in crude oil prices in the last two days also weighed on the rupee, as Brent crude oil prices rallied around 9 per cent to USD 71 per barrel, Parmar added.

"Forex market is in overly thin market with low volume and volatility, which may remain till Monday. Spot USDINR is expected to stay in range of 74.10 to 74.50," Parmar said.

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