Rupee rises 19 paise to 70.98 against dollar in opening trade on easing crude prices

Brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading lower at per 61.36 barrel lower by 0.45 percent.

Press Trust of India January 28, 2019 10:40:10 IST
Rupee rises 19 paise to 70.98 against dollar in opening trade on easing crude prices
  • Rupee opened strong at 70.99 at the interbank forex market and touched 70.98 amid easing crude prices

  • Brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading lower at per 61.36 barrel lower by 0.45 percent.

  • Forex traders said, fresh foreign fund inflows also supported the rupee up move.

Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 19 paise to 70.98 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday, driven by weakening of the greenback in overseas markets and easing crude prices.

The rupee opened strong at 70.99 at the interbank forex market then gained further ground and touched 70.98 amid easing crude prices, displaying gains of 19 paise against the greenback over its last close.

The rupee Friday weakened by 10 paise to close at 71.17 against the US dollar.

Rupee rises 19 paise to 7098 against dollar in opening trade on easing crude prices

File image of Rs 100 notes. AFP

Forex dealers said, easing crude oil prices and selling of the American currency by exporters supported the rupee, while a lower opening in domestic equity market restricted the uptrend.

Brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading lower at per 61.36 barrel lower by 0.45 percent.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex was trading lower by 180.02 points, or 0.50 percent to quote at 35,845.52 while the NSE Nifty was trading at 10,719.85, down 60.70 points, or 0.56 percent.

Forex traders said, fresh foreign fund inflows also supported the rupee up move.

Foreign funds purchased shares worth Rs 689.28 crore from the capital markets on a net basis, while domestic institutional investors sold shares worth Rs 147.35 crore Friday, provisional data showed.

 

 

 

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