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Rupee trims initial losses; still down 9 paise at 61.32 Vs dollar

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 12:14

Mumbai: The Indian rupee trimmed its initial losses against the American currency, but was still quoted down by 9 paise to 61.32 per dollar on month-end demand from importers coupled with higher dollar overseas.

However, persistent foreign capital inflows into equity market restricted the rupee's fall, a forex dealer said.

The rupee resumed lower at 61.37 per dollar as against the last closing level of 61.23 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market and dropped further to 61.45 per dollar.

However, it recovered afterwards to 61.29 per dollar before quoting at 61.32 per dollar at 1045 hrs.

It moved in a range of 61.29-61.45 per dollar during the morning deals.

Month-end dollar from importers, mainly oil refiners, affected the rupee value.

In New York market, the US dollar swung higher against some rivals yesterday after the Federal Reserve held monetary policy steady, in line with expectations.

The Fed maintained its monthly purchases of USD 85 billion saying economic conditions were still too weak to justify a reduction. The central bank's statement said it would "await more evidence" of sustained economic progress before making any changes, but repeated its view that the economy was improving at a "moderate" rate.

Meanwhile, the Indian benchmark Sensex rose by 17.26 points or 0.08 percent to 21,051.23 at 1045 hrs.

PTI
First Published: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 09:59
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