Indian rupee fails to maintain initial gains, trades at 61.84

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Mumbai | Updated: November 27, 2014 12:05:28 PM

In listless trade, the Indian rupee today edged up by two paise to close at 61.84 against the Greenback...

Firm dollar overseas and sustained capital inflows, however, restricted the rupee rise. (AP)Firm dollar overseas and sustained capital inflows, however, restricted the rupee rise. (AP)

The rupee failed to maintain initial gains against the American currency due to mild demand for dollars from banks and importers and was quoted at 61.84 in the late morning trade.

The rupee resumed higher at 61.81 per dollar as against the last closing level of 61.84 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on initial selling pressure of dollars from banks and exporters in view of persistent foreign capital inflows into equity market.

However, it failed to maintain initial gains and was quoted at 61.84 on dollar demand from banks and importers.

It hovered in a range of 61.80 and 61.86 per dollar in the morning trade.

In New York market, the ICE US Dollar Index extended its losses yesterday after a stream of weak economic data released over the past two days implied that US economic growth won’t be as strong in the fourth quarter as it was in the third.

Meanwhile, the Indian benchmark Sesnex eased by 11.69 points or 0.04 per cent to 28,374.50 at 1000hrs.

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