Rupee up 94 paise vs dollar, Sensex gains 400 points
Continuing its rising streak for the fourth straight day, the rupee today appreciated by 94 paise to 64.30 in early trade against the dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market after a slew of measures by the RBI last week to stem the currency's slide.business Updated: Sep 10, 2013 09:51 IST
The BSE Sensex gained 400 points while the rupee rose to a two-week high on Tuesday as receding geopolitical risks from Syria and strong exports in August helped lift the currency.
The rupee was at 64.34/35 to the dollar versus its Friday close of 65.24/25. It rose to 64.30 in session, its highest since Aug. 28.
India's merchandise exports posted double-digit growth in the month of August, while imports were "contained", Trade Secretary S. R. Rao said on Monday, offering some respite for the troubled rupee.
Official data is due later this week.
Bond yields also fell sharply, tracking a drop in crude oil prices.
The 10-year bond yield was down 23 bps at 8.40 %.