Rupee moves vs US dollar in tandem with stocks, rises to 2-wk high
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the rupee resumed higher at 55.54 a dollar from overnight close of 55.66 and immediately touched a low of 55.63.
Fund flows worth Rs 500 crore in stocks and sustained dollar selling by exporters turned the sentiment in favour of rupee and it bounced back to remain in positive terrain throughout the day.
It touched a high of 55.35 before concluding at 55.36, a rise of 30 paise or 0.54 per cent. The rupee also tracked gains in Pound sterling which today hit 3-1/2-month high against the US dollar.
Yesterday, rupee had risen by 25 paise or 0.45 per cent ahead of ECB's meeting in Frankfurt where it announced a potentially unlimited bond buying plan that soothed frail nerves of investors who feared a collapse of Euro.
The dollar index, consisting of six major global units, however was down by 0.31 per cent today while New York crude oil was quoting above USD 96 a barrel in Europe.
Pramit Brahmbhatt, CEO, Alpari Financial Services (India) said,"The rupee extended the gains on liquidity enriched global markets which pushed the dollar index below the 81 levels hitting towards the multi month low. After the ECB's new plan, global markets are running high on the hopes of a positive Non Farm Payrolls numbers from
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