Rupee drops 16 paise against US dollar

Traders said the dollar's strength against some currencies overseas on expectations of an interest rate hike this year weighed on the rupee.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:September 14, 2017 11:22 am
Rupee, rupee today, Rupee value, rupee against dollar, india market On Wednesday, the rupee had ended four paise higher at 64.00 on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters amid heavy foreign capital outflows.

The rupee dropped by 16 paise to 64.16 against the US dollar in early trade Thursday at the interbank forex exchange on fresh buying of the American currency by importers. Traders said the dollar’s strength against some currencies overseas on expectations of an interest rate hike this year weighed on the rupee.

On Wednesday, the rupee had ended four paise higher at 64.00 on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters amid heavy foreign capital outflows.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex advanced by 120.62 points, or 0.37 per cent, to 32,307.03 in early trade.

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