Rupee Falls 9 paise to 82.73 Against US dollar

MUMBAI: The Indian Rupee plunged by 9 paise to 82.73 against the US dollar on weak domestic markets and a positive greenback in early trade on Friday.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic unit opened weak at 82.67 against the dollar, then fell to 82.73, registering a decline of 9 paise over its last close.

The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.04 per cent to 104.55. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, advanced 0.81 per cent to USD 82.88 per barrel.

On Thursday, the rupee settled at 82.64 against the US dollar.

Meanwhile, Gold tumbled by Rs 80 to Rs 55,840 per 10 grams in the national capital amid weak global trends. Silver also dropped Rs 767 to Rs 64,517 per kilogram.

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