Rupee at 1-month low, down 30 p on banks’ $ demand
Rupee resumed marginally higher at 53.91 per dollar as against the last closing level of 53.92 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market. However, it fell to 54.24 a US dollar on fag-end US currency demand from banks and importers, before ending at one-month low of 54.22 — a fall of 30 paise or 0.56%.
This was the lowest closing since 54.39 on January 17. The rupee hovered in a range of 53.85-54.24 per US dollar during the day.
“The rupee was seen depreciating above 54 levels and it has breached our target of 54.20 as well. This is the second consecutive weak closing given by rupee on weekly basis," said Abhishek Goenka, Founder & CEO, India Forex Advisors.
In London market, the yen rose today as the Group of 20 struggled to find a common stance on recent currency moves, and fears over global growth hit shares and commodities.
Crude oil prices were mixed in volatile Asian trade today as weak economic growth in Europe offset data showing buoyant employment growth in the United States, analysts said.
Persistent capital inflows from foreign funds into equity market restricted the rupee's fall, a forex dealer said.
In stock markets, the benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty closed the session on a negative note taking cues from global weakness in the markets and sell-off in the largecap
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