1. Indian rupee depreciates by 8 paise to 66.95 against US dollar in early trade

Indian rupee depreciates by 8 paise to 66.95 against US dollar in early trade

Indian rupee vs US dollar: Forex dealers said apart from increased demand for the US currency from importers, foreign fund outflows and rising global crude oil prices amid dollar's gains against other currencies overseas put pressure on the rupee.

By: | Mumbai | Updated: May 18, 2016 10:03 AM
Indian rupee vs US dollar Indian rupee vs US dollar: Forex dealers said apart from increased demand for the US currency from importers, foreign fund outflows and rising global crude oil prices amid dollar’s gains against other currencies overseas put pressure on the rupee.

The Indian rupee depreciated by 8 paise to trade at 66.95 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday, due to sustained demand for the American unit from importers and banks amid a lower opening in the domestic equity market.

This was the fifth consecutive day of fall.

Forex dealers said apart from increased demand for the US currency from importers, foreign fund outflows and rising global crude oil prices amid dollar’s gains against other currencies overseas put pressure on the rupee.

The domestic unit had lost 7 paise to close at 66.87 in Tuesday’s trade.

Meanwhile, benchmark BSE Sensex tumbled by 210.46 points or 0.81 per cent to 25,563.15 in early trade.

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