Rupee Falls 8 paise To Record Low vs US Dollar In Early Trade

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  • Analysts expect the dollar index to remain volatile ahead of the US inflation data
  • Oil prices fell today but still hovered near three-month highs
  • Kalantri expects rupee to test 78.20 levels in near term

New Delhi: The rupee depreciated 8 paise to a record low of 77.82 against the US dollar in opening trade on Friday, tracking the strength of the greenback in the overseas market. At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened on a weak note at 77.81 against the American dollar, then lost ground to quote at 77.82 — its all-time low level, registering a fall of 8 paise from the last close.

Asian and emerging market peers have started mixed, while Asian equity remained under pressure and could weigh on sentiments, Iyer noted. Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures fell 0.66 per cent to USD 122.26 per barrel. Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading 0.04 per cent lower at 103.17.

On the domestic equity market front, the 30-share Sensex was trading 620.68 points or 1.12 per cent lower at 54,699.60, while the broader NSE Nifty declined 165.30 points or 1 per cent to 16,312.80. Foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market on Thursday as they offloaded shares worth Rs 1,512.64 crore, as per stock exchange data.

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