Rupee Falls 24 Paise Against US Dollar; Closes at 82.44

MUMBAI: The Indian Rupee plunged by 24 paise to close at 82.44 (provisional) against the US dollar on Friday.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local unit opened lower by 12 paise at 82.32 as the US dollar rebounded against global currencies.During intra-day trade, the rupee touched a high of 82.20 and a low of 82.49 against the greenback.

The domestic unit finally settled at 82.44 (provisional) against the American currency, 24 paise lower against its previous close.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading 0.67 per cent higher at 103.22.Brent crude, the global oil benchmark, fell sharply by 3.23 per cent to USD 73.46 per barrel.

After dropping on Thursday, Gold Gold price climbed merely by Rs 70 to Rs 59,450. Along with Silver that zoomed by Rs 520 to Rs 70,500 per kilogramme.

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