Rupee down 18 paise against dollar

Rupee down 18 paise against dollar

The rupee depreciated by 18 paise to Rs 53.60 against the American currency in early trade today on the Interbank Foreign Exchange,weighed down by dollar's gains against euro and Asian currencies overseas.

In spite of the measures taken by Reserve Bank to arrest the declining value of rupee against the dollar,the Indian currency reacted downwards by 18 paise to 53.60 against the American currency in the late morning trade.

Fresh deman for dollars from banks and importers in view of firm dollar in the overseas market mainly affected the rupee value against the US unit,a forex dealer said.

The rupee resumed lower at 53.49/50 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market as against the last closing level of 53.42/43 and dropped further to 53.60 before quoting at 53.58/59 per dollar at 1030 hours.

The domestic currency hovered in a range of 53.42 per and 53.60 per dollar during the morning trade.


In New York,the US dollar rose higher yesterday,pushing up an index of the American currency’s performance against six major currencies for a ninth straight daily gain – its longest winning streak since August 2008.

The US dollar was lower against the euro through much of the session as Greece looks closer to a political solution and a major Spanish bank garnered some financial support,calming worried investors.

Meanwhile,the key Indian stock benchmark Sensex today declined further by 71 points,or 0.43 per cent,in the early trade.