Rupee Closes at 82.75 against US Dollar; Drops 7 by Paise
MUMBAI: The Indian Rupee slipped by 7 paise to close at 82.75 (provisional) against the US dollar on Thursday.
At the interbank foreign exchange, the local unit opened at 82.76 against the dollar, and settled at 82.75 (provisional), down 7 paise from its previous close of 82.68 against the dollar. During the day, the rupee touched a high of 82.70 and a low of 82.78 against the greenback.
The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.13% to 104.02. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, declined 1.47% to $77.21 per barrel.
Meanwhile, Gold prices plunged by Rs 430 to Rs 60,250 per 10 gram. Silver also fell by Rs 750 to Rs 72,450 per kg.