Rupee Rises by 63 Paise Closes at 81.97 Against the Dollar

MUMBAI: The domestic currency, Rupee appreciated by 63 paise to close at a one-month high of 81.97 (provisional) against the US dollar on Friday.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the Rupee opened at 82.28 against the American currency and finally settled at 81.97 (provisional) against the greenback, registering a gain of 63 paise over its previous close of 82.60.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.19 percent to 104.82.

Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures fell 0.55 percent to USD 84.28 per barrel.

Precious metals also recorded a hike. The gold price jumped Rs 160 to Rs 55,940 per 10 grams in the national capital. Similarly, Silver also registered a spurt of Rs 220 to Rs 64,700 per kilogram.

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