Indian rupee trims initial losses, still down 13 paise

Written by Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: Jun 18 2014, 16:44pm hrs
RupeeBesides, increased demand from importers also put pressure on the domestic unit.
The rupee trimmed its early losses against the US dollar but was still quoted lower by 13 paise to 60.16 on demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of higher greenback overseas.

The rupee resumed lower at 60.28 per dollar as against the previous closing of 60.03 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market and dropped further to 60.32 on initial demand for the American unit from banks and importers.

However, it trimmed its initial losses and was quoted at 60.16 per dollar at 1000 hours.

It moved in a range of 60.14 and 60.32 per dollar during the morning trade.

In New York market, the dollar rose against the pound, the first gain in five sessions, after weaker-than-expected UK inflation raised questions about the Bank of England's need to increase interest rates, which tends to weigh on price pressures.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex moved up by 39.71 points, or 0.16 per cent, to 25,560.90 at 1000 hours.