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Rupee firms by 17 paisa on heavy Dollar selling by exporters

Rupee Was Supported By Dollar's Weakness Against Some Currencies Overseas But A Lower Opening Of The Domestic Equity Market Capped Its Gains

PTI | Updated on: 23 Jan 2017, 09:41:23 AM
Rupee firms by 17 paisa on heavy Dollar selling by exporters (file pics)

Mumbai:

Rupee recovered by 17 paise to 68.01 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday on increased selling of the American currency by exporters.

Besides, the dollar's weakness against some currencies overseas supported the rupee but a lower opening of the domestic equity market capped its gains, forex dealers said.

On Friday's session, the local unit had ended lower by 5paise to close at an over one-week low of 68.18 as the dollar gathered strength ahead of the US Presidential inauguration. Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 70.92 points, or 0.26 per cent, to 26,963.58 in early morning on Monday.

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First Published : 23 Jan 2017, 09:35:00 AM

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