Rupee at near 4-month high; up 15 p Vs USD at 53.13
Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex today closed down by 91.37 points at 19,659.82.
The premium for the forward dollar ended stable. The benchmark six-month forward dollar premium payable in July finished at its overnight closing level of 182-183-1/2 paise. Far-forward contracts maturing in January also settled steady at 341-1/2-343 paise.
The RBI has fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 53.2945 and for euro at 71.8773.
The rupee improved further slightly against the pound sterling to 83.76 from Monday's close of 83.79 and also remained firm against the euro to 72.03 from 72.26. It hardened further against the Japanese yen to 57.06 per 100 yen from previous close of 57.40.
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