Indian rupee up 28 paise against US dollar

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: Mar 19 2014, 20:28pm hrs
Indian rupeeIn volatile trade, the Indian rupee had shed two paise to close at 61.19 in the previous session on Friday. (AP)
The Indian rupee gained 28 paise to 60.91 against the US dollar in the late morning trade on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters amid heavy foreign capital inflows.

Weakness of dollar in the overseas market also boosted the Indian rupee value.

Banks and exporters preferred to reduce their dollar position due to sustained foreign capital inflows into equity market.

The Indian rupee resumed higher at 61.02 per dollar as against the last weekend's level of 61.19 the Interbank Foreign Exchange market and moved up further to 60.88 before quoting at 60.91 per dollar at 1000 hours.

It moved in a range of 61.02-60.88 per dollar during the late morning deals.

In New York, the euro rose against the dollar yesterday as investors appeared to shrug off a downward revision of the region's inflation rate that put the 18-nation bloc even further away from its inflation target.

The US and European Union yesterday announced a round of sanctions against Russian officials.

US stocks ended higher with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining for the first time in six sessions.