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Rupee slumps 14 paise to 77.69 against US dollar

By Jasleen Kaur -- May 17, 2022 3:04 pm -- Updated:May 17, 2022 3:04 pm

Mumbai, May 17: The rupee depreciated 14 paise to 77.69 against the US dollar in the opening trade on Tuesday.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened weak at 77.67 against the American dollar, and then lost further ground to quote at 77.69, registering a fall of 14 paise from the last close. The local currency also touched its record intra-day low of 77.71 to a dollar in early deals.

Rupee slumps 14 paise to 77.69 against US dollar

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In the previous session, the rupee had settled at an all-time low of 77.55 against the American currency. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading 0.01 per cent lower at 104.19.

Rupee slumps 14 paise to 77.69 against US dollar On the domestic equity market front, the 30-share Sensex was trading 291.04 points or 0.55 per cent higher at 53,264.88, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 93.90 points or 0.59 per cent to 15,936.20. Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures slipped 0.25 per cent to USD 113.95 per barrel.

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Rupee slumps 14 paise to 77.69 against US dollar

-PTC News

 

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