Rupee Rises 5 Paise To 83.19 Against US Dollar In Early Trade

Rupee Rises 5 Paise To 83.19 Against US Dollar In Early Trade

At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic currency opened at 83.23 and touched 83.19 against the greenback in initial trade, registering a rise of 5 paise from its previous close.

PTIUpdated: Friday, January 05, 2024, 10:26 AM IST
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The rupee appreciated 5 paise to 83.19 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday, supported by positive domestic equities and foreign fund inflows.

However, forex traders said the Indian currency remained under pressure amid a strong American currency and rising crude oil prices.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic currency opened at 83.23 and touched 83.19 against the greenback in initial trade, registering a rise of 5 paise from its previous close.

On Thursday, the domestic currency settled at 83.24 against the dollar.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading 0.07 per cent higher at 102.49.

The dollar was steady, heading for its strongest weekly performance on scaled back expectations of steep and early rate cuts this year ahead of the closely watched US payrolls data, said Anil Kumar Bhansali, Head of Treasury and Executive Director, Finrex Treasury Advisors LLP.

Oil prices

Global oil price benchmark Brent crude fell 0.37 per cent to USD 77.88 per barrel.

As the Middle East disruptions remained, oil prices rose this morning after falling on Thursday due to massive build-up in US inventories in the final week of 2023. Brent oil was at USD 78 per barrel on Friday, Bhansali added.

Domestic Indices

In the domestic equity market, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 216.19 points or 0.30 per cent higher at 72,063.76. The broader NSE Nifty advanced 67.50 points or 0.31 per cent to 21,726.10.

FII

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers in the equity market on Thursday as they purchased shares worth Rs 1,513.41 crore, according to exchange data. 

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