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Rupee slips 15 paise to 69.01 against US dollar

Besides fresh demand of the US dollar from importers, the greeback’s firmness against some currencies overseas weighed on the domestic unit. However, a higher opening of the stock market capped the rupee’s fall.

business Updated: Jul 24, 2018 13:45 IST
Press Trust of Indi
Press Trust of Indi
Press Trust of India
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The rupee had lost 2 paise at 68.86 against the US currency on stray dollar demand from importers.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The rupee weakened 15 paise to 69.01 against the US dollar on Tuesday, hurt by fresh demand for the American currency from importers.

Traders said besides fresh demand of the US currency from importers, the dollar’s firmness against some currencies overseas weighed on the domestic unit. However, a higher opening of the stock market capped the rupee’s fall.

The local currency had lost 2 paise at 68.86 against the US currency on stray dollar demand from importers.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex surged 150.74 points, or 0.41 per cent, to hit an all-time high of 36,869.34 in opening trade on Tuesday.

First Published: Jul 24, 2018 10:38 IST