Rupee rises 6 paise to 68.83 against dollar in early trade tracking positive opening in domestic equities, easing of crude oil prices

Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 6 paise to 68.83 against the US dollar in opening trade on Thursday, tracking positive opening in domestic equities and easing crude oil prices.

Forex traders said rupee is trading in a narrow range as market participants are awaiting cues from the Economic Survey scheduled to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday.

 Rupee rises 6 paise to 68.83 against dollar in early trade tracking positive opening in domestic equities, easing of crude oil prices

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The rupee opened strong at 68.86 at the interbank forex market then gained further to touch 68.83 per dollar, displaying gains of 6 paise over the previous closing.

On Wednesday, the rupee had settled at 68.89 against the US dollar.

Ahead of the Union Budget Friday, an economic survey projecting the state of health of the country's economy and outlining the challenges will be tabled in Parliament Thursday.

Moreover, easing crude oil prices, positive opening in domestic equities supported the rupee.

The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading 84.86 points, or 0.21 percent up to quote at 39,924.11 while the NSE Nifty was trading at 11,945.70, higher by 28.95 points, or 0.24 percent.

Brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 63.38 per barrel lower by 0.69 percent.

Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital markets, pulling out Rs 390.18 crore on Wednesday, as per provisional data

Updated Date: Jul 04, 2019 12:00:41 IST