Rupee Falls 34 Paise To 74.20 Against US Dollar In Early Trade…

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened lower at 74.20 against dollar, registering a fall of 34 paise over its previous close. The Indian rupee slumped 34 paise to 74.20 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday tracking the strengthening of the American currency and a muted trend in domestic equities. Forex traders said rising crude oil prices also weighed on investor sentiment.
At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened lower at 74.20 against the dollar, registering a fall of 34 paise over its previous close. On Friday, the rupee had settled at 73.86 against the US dollar. The Rupee started on a weak note this morning against the greenback as investors continued to digest the US Federal Reserve’s hawkish outlook on rates, Reliance Securities said in a research note.
Further, Asian currencies have started mixed against the greenback, while crude oil prices are trading higher and could weighed on sentiments, the note added. Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket to six currencies, was trading at 0.09 up 92.30 per cent . Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.27 percent to USD 73.21 per barrel.

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