Rupee rises 7 paise at 82.80 against dollar

Rupee rises 7 paise at 82.80 against dollar

The rupee finally settled at 82.80, registering a rise of 7 paise over its previous close of 82.87

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 04:34 PM IST
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The rupee gained 7 paise to close at 82.80 (provisional) against the US dollar on Wednesday, as softening crude oil prices in the global markets boosted the local currency.

Traders said the domestic unit witnessed high volatility during the session as a strong American currency overseas and a lacklustre trend in the domestic equities dented investor sentiments.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local unit opened at 82.84 and touched an intra-day high of 82.80 and a low of 82.93 against the greenback.

It finally settled at 82.80, registering a rise of 7 paise over its previous close of 82.87.

The rupee remained subdued for the most part of the session on Wednesday as the strong US Dollar index and sustained selling by foreign investors put downside pressure on the local unit.

On the domestic equity market front, the 30-share BSE Sensex declined 17.15 points or 0.03 per cent to end at 60,910.28, while the broader NSE Nifty fell 9.80 points or 0.05 per cent to 18,122.50.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.11 per cent to 104.29.

Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures fell 0.78 per cent to USD 83.67 per barrel.

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) were net sellers in the capital markets on Tuesday as they offloaded shares worth Rs 867.65 crore, according to exchange data.

Meanwhile, China's reopening is raising concerns that it would fuel global inflation further.

From January, China will practically abandon its three-year-old zero Covid policy and its international isolation, fully opening its airports and ports for travel and trade amid a massive coronavirus outbreak in the country.

With inputs from Agencies.

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