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Rupee at 1-month high, up 7 paise at 59.04 against dollar

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 26, 2013
First Published: 07:15 IST(26/7/2013) | Last Updated: 03:02 IST(27/7/2013)

After another day of volatile trade,the rupee today appreciated by seven paise to close at a new one-month high of 59.04 against the dollar as the RBI's liquidity-tightening measures continued to lend support.


At the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market, the rupee opened strong at 58.82 a dollar from the previous close of 59.11 and strengthened to 58.69 on initial gains in local stocks. Later, it fell to a low of 59.10 before closing at 59.04, a rise of seven paise or 0.12% - its third day of gains.

Although the rupee strengthened above the 58 mark for the second day, it was unable to sustain those gains. On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank had announced additional liquidity-tightening measures to contain excessive speculation and volatility in the foreign exchange market.

"The currency continued to get the boost from the number of measures taken by the RBI in last 10 days," said Abhishek Goenka, founder & CEO of India Forex Advisors. "It indicates that the central bank is not ready to see the rupee weakening and will take every possible step to stem the fall."

The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex dropped 56.57 points, or 0.29%. FIIs pulled out a net Rs. 442.94 crore yesterday, as per provisional data with stock exchanges.

The dollar index was down by 0.10% against six major global rivals.

"The trading range for the spot USD/INR pair is expected to be within 58.65 to 59.35," said Pramit Brahmbhatt, CEO of Alpari Financial Services (India).

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