Rupee gains 19 paise against US$ in early trade to end 65.77
Extending weakness for the fourth straight day, the rupee fell further 24 paise to 66.22 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday on sustained month-end demand for the American currency overseas amid foreign fund outflows.business Updated: Sep 30, 2015 11:58 IST
The rupee rose by 19 paise at 65.77 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange after the Reserve Bank cut interest rates by 0.50% on Tuesday.
Forex dealers said besides a higher opening in domestic equity market, the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas, supported the rupee.
The domestic currency had gained nine paise to close at 65.96 against the US currency during Tuesday’s trade. largely on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters amid sustained capital inflows.
Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex jumped 265.94 points, or 1.03%, at 26,044.60 in early trade on Wednesday.