Rupee gains 4 paise versus the dollar to close the day at 74.24


Posted on 18 November 2021


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The rupee lost most of its early gains against the dollar on Thursday, settling 4 paise higher at 74.24 (provisional) against the greenback, as crude oil prices fell and the greenback fell in the international market. However, forex dealers noted that a big sell-off in the domestic share market limited the rupee's gains. The local currency opened strong at 74.10 vs the greenback on the interbank forex market, with an intra-day high of 74.01 and a low of 74.26 during the day's activity. It finally settled at 74.24 per dollar, down from 74.28 the day before. The global oil benchmark, Brent crude futures, lost 0.24 percent to $80.09 a barrel. In the meantime, the dollar index, which measures the strength of the greenback against a basket of six currencies, was down 0.08 percent at 95.75. According to exchange data, foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market on Wednesday, offloading shares worth Rs 344.35 crore.


Key Points


  • The rupee lost most of its early gains against the dollar on Thursday, settling 4 paise higher at 74.24 (provisional) against the greenback, as crude oil prices fell and the greenback fell in the international market.

  • According to exchange data, foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market on Wednesday, offloading shares worth Rs 344.35 crore.