Rupee settles 6 paise higher at 71.19 against as RBI maintains accommodative stance; low oil price support local currency

At the interbank foreign exchange market, rupee opened on a positive note at 71.22. During the day, it saw a high of 71.11 and a low of 71.30.

Press Trust of India February 06, 2020 17:57:20 IST
Rupee settles 6 paise higher at 71.19 against as RBI maintains accommodative stance; low oil price support local currency
  • Investor sentiments strengthened after the Reserve Bank of India signalled to continue with accommodative stance

  • At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened on a positive note at 71.22

  • Weakening of the US dollar and gains in domestic equity market supported the domestic currency, forex traders said

Mumbai: The rupee on Thursday rose by 6 paise to close at 71.19 against the US dollar after the RBI left the policy rates unchanged but maintained its accommodative stance to boost growth.

Investor sentiments strengthened after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) signalled to continue with accommodative stance, while low crude oil prices, weakening of the US dollar and gains in domestic equity market supported the domestic currency, forex traders said.

Rupee settles 6 paise higher at 7119 against as RBI maintains accommodative stance low oil price support local currency

Representational image. Reuters.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened on a positive note at 71.22. During the day, it saw a high of 71.11 and a low of 71.30.

The Indian currency finally settled at 71.19, higher by 6 paise against its previous close. The domestic unit had settled at 71.25 against the American currency on Wednesday.

"RBI kept its repurchase rate unchanged at 5.15 percent, citing higher inflation. That, however, doesn't mean the end of the rate cut cycle. The stance remains accommodative as RBI pointed out economic activity remains subdued and there is policy space available for future action," said V K Sharma, Head PCG and Capital Markets Strategy, HDFC Securities.

The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in the sixth bi-monthly monetary policy review meet of 2019-20, unanimously voted to keep the repurchase or repo rate unchanged at 5.15 percent while retaining its accommodative stance.

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