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Rupee Gains For 2nd Straight Day; Settles 12 Paise Higher At 73.05 Against US Dollar

At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened at 73.11 and hit an intra-day high of 73.05 and a low of 73.14.

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Rupee Gains For 2nd Straight Day; Settles 12 Paise Higher At 73.05 Against US Dollar
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Rupee Gains For 2nd Straight Day; Settles 12 Paise Higher At 73.05 Against US Dollar
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2021-01-20T16:32:35+05:30

Rupee gained for the second straight day and closed 12 paise higher at 73.05 (provisional) against the US dollar on Wednesday, supported by a rally in domestic equities and a weak American currency.

At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened at 73.11, and hit an intra-day high of 73.05 and a low of 73.14.

It finally finished at 73.05, higher by 12 paise over its last close.

On Tuesday, the rupee had settled at 73.17 against the American currency.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, slipped 0.07 per cent to 90.43.

On the domestic equity market front, the BSE Sensex ended 393.83 points or 0.80 per cent higher at 49,792.12, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 123.55 points or 0.85 per cent to 14,644.70.

Foreign institutional investors were net buyers in the capital market as they purchased shares worth Rs 257.55 crore on Tuesday, according to provisional exchange data.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 0.70 per cent to USD 56.29 per barrel.


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