The rupee weakened by 15 paise to shut at 73.83 (provisional) in opposition to the US greenback on Monday as a stronger buck in opposition to key rivals and rising crude oil costs weighed on investor sentiment.
Moreover, a number of bouts of volatility on home equities entrance and combined cues from international monetary markets introduced the rupee extra below stress, analysts noticed.
On the interbank international trade market, the rupee opened on a weak observe at 73.70 and slid to the day’s lowest stage at 73.84 a greenback in direction of the fag-end of the session. For a short interval, it ventured into optimistic territory and touched a excessive of 73.60.
The home unit lastly settled the day at 73.83 a greenback, displaying a drop of 15 paise over its earlier shut. On Friday, the forex had closed 4 paise down at 73.68 in opposition to the US greenback.
The greenback index, which gauges the buck’s energy in opposition to a basket of six currencies, rose by 0.11 per cent to 93.42.
On the home fairness market entrance, the BSE Sensex ended marginally greater by 29.41 factors or 0.05 per cent greater at 60,077.88. Equally, the NSE Nifty closed the day 1.90 factors or 0.01 per cent greater at 17,855.10.
In the meantime, international crude oil benchmark Brent futures superior 1.29 per cent to USD 78.23 per barrel.
Overseas institutional traders have been internet patrons within the capital market on Friday as they bought shares price Rs 442.49 crore, as per trade knowledge.
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