Rupee falls 18 paise to close at all-time low of 79.03 against US dollar

MUMBAI: The rupee depreciated 18 paise to close at a file low of 79.03 (provisional) against the US dollar on Wednesday, weighed down by persistent international capital outflows, a robust dollar abroad and surge in crude oil costs. At the interbank international alternate market, the rupee opened decrease at 78.86 against the buck and at last settled at 79.03, down 18 paise over its earlier close.
During the session, the rupee touched an all-time low of 79.05 against the American forex.
On Tuesday, the rupee plunged by 48 paise to close at the file low of 78.85 against the US dollar.
The home unit has misplaced 1.97 per cent up to now this month and has eroded a staggering 6.39 per cent because the begin of this 12 months.
Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the buck’s power against a basket of six currencies, was buying and selling 0.13 per cent larger at 104.64.
The rupee depreciated following risk-averse sentiments and weaker regional currencies, Dilip Parmar, analysis analyst, HDFC Securities stated, including “high demand and tighter dollar liquidity following quarter-end rebalancing weighed on a local unit(rupee)”.
The sentiment stays feeble for the rupee amid international fund outflows and concern of dollar shortages following quantitative tightening from the US Federal Reserve.
“The short-term outlook for spot USD/INR remains bullish and one can see a level of 79.10 in the coming days, while on the lower side support has been shifted to 78.38,” Parmar stated.
On the home fairness market entrance, the 30-share BSE sensex ended 150.48 factors or 0.28 per cent decrease at 53,026.97, whereas the broader NSE Nifty fell 51.10 factors or 0.32 per cent to 15,799.10.
Foreign institutional traders had been web sellers within the capital market on Tuesday as they offloaded shares value Rs 1,244.44 crore, as per inventory alternate information.

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