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Rupee slide continues over fiscal concerns, down 16 paise against dollar

The rupee continues to weaken against the dollar due to concerns over widening fiscal deficit.

business Updated: Feb 02, 2018 10:13 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
(Reuters)

The rupee was down by another 16 paise to 64.18 against the dollar in early session at the interbank foreign exchange today due to concerns over widening fiscal deficit.

The Centre yesterday introduced a long-term capital gains tax of 10% on stock market gains exceeding Rs 1 lakh, resulting in volatility in forex market.

Forex dealers said that besides increased demand for the American currency from importers, a lower opening of the doemstic equity market also kept pressure on the rupee.

Yesterday, the rupee had plunged 44 paise to close at a near two-week low of 64.02 against the US dollar.

First Published: Feb 02, 2018 10:12 IST