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Rupee falls 4 paise against US dollar, hits four-month low

The US dollar’s gains against major global currencies ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s key policy meet that kicks off later in the day, in which it is expected to hike interest rates, weighed on the rupee.

business Updated: Mar 20, 2018 10:45 IST
Press Trust of India, Mumbai
On Monday, the rupee slipped 23 paise to close at 65.17 against the dollar due to concerns over a widening current account deficit.
On Monday, the rupee slipped 23 paise to close at 65.17 against the dollar due to concerns over a widening current account deficit.(Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

The rupee depreciated further by 4 paise to hit its four-month low of 65.21 against the US dollar in the opening session on Tuesday, on some dollar-buying by importers and banks and weakness in the domestic equity market.

The greenback’s gains against major global currencies ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s key policy meet that kicks off later in the day, in which it is expected to hike interest rates, weighed on the domestic unit, dealers said.

On Monday, the rupee slipped 23 paise to close at 65.17 against the dollar due to concerns over a widening current account deficit.

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Meanwhile, the Sensex today fell further by 112.26 points, or 0.34%, to 32,810.86 in early trade.

FIIs bought shares worth Rs 292.23 crore on a net basis on Monday, provisional data showed.