Rupee appreciates 21 paise to 69.49 against US dollar in early trade


MUMBAI: The rupee appreciated by 21 paise to 69.49 against the US dollar in opening trade on Wednesday.


The rupee opened strong at 69.57 at the interbank forex market then gained further ground to touch 69.49 per dollar, displaying gains of 21 paise against the greenback.

“Market participants are waiting for the monetary policy of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), Bank of England and Bank of Japan, scheduled this week”, Forex dealers said.

“Besides, positive opening in domestic equities, foreign fund inflows and selling of the American currency by exporters supported the rupee”, they added.

On Tuesday, the rupee had settled at 69.70 against the US dollar.

As per provisional data, Foreign funds infused Rs 31.73 crore in the capital markets on a net basis on Tuesday.

The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading with gains of 251.93 points, or 0.65 per cent to quote at 39,298.27 while the NSE Nifty was trading at 11,782.70, up 91.20 points, or 0.78 per cent.

Meanwhile, brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 62.23 per barrel higher by 0.14 per cent.


With inputs from PTI

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