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Rupee falls 7 paise to close at 82.37 against US dollar

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MUMBAI, Oct 18: The rupee pared its initial gains to close 7 paise down at 82.37 (provisional) against the US dollar in a restricted trade on Tuesday.

At the interbank forex market, the local unit opened at 82.21 against the greenback. It witnessed an intra-day high of 82.02 and a low of 82.37 against the American currency during the session.

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It finally ended at 82.37 against the US dollar, down 7 paise from its previous close of 82.30.

The dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.18 per cent to 112.24.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 0.27 per cent to USD 91.37 per barrel.

“Rupee continued to consolidate in a narrow range in the last few sessions despite volatility in major crosses. Reaction on the rupee remained muted even as the dollar fell marginally against its major crosses,” said Gaurang Somaiya, Forex & Bullion analyst, Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

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Risk on sentiment got a boost after Britain’s new finance minister scrapped Prime Minister Liz Truss’s proposed tax cuts and reined in her energy subsidies, Somaiya said.

The focus will be on the industrial production number from the US and better-than-expected data could support the dollar, Somaiya said, adding that “we expect the USDINR(Spot) to quote in the range of 82.20 and 82.80.”

On the domestic equity market front, the BSE Sensex ended 549.62 points or 0.94 per cent higher at 58,960.60 points, while the broader NSE Nifty gained 175.15 points or 1.01 per cent to 17,486.95.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net sellers in the capital markets, as they offloaded shares worth Rs 372.03 crore on Monday, according to exchange data. (PTI)

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