Indian rupee rises to 20.56 against UAE dirham

Sensex was trading 366.66 points higher at 56,685.67


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Published: Wed 22 Dec 2021, 9:56 AM

The Indian rupee continued to appreciate on Wednesday, rising 11 paise to 75.48 against the US dollar (20.56 against the Emirati dirham), tracking a positive trend in the Indian equity markets.

However, rising crude prices in the international market and continued foreign fund outflows restricted the local unit, traders said.

At the Indian interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened slightly strong at 75.56 and gained further ground to quote 75.48 against the American dollar in early deals, a rise of 11 paise from the last close.

In the previous session, the rupee had settled at 75.59 against the greenback.

On the Indian equity market front, the 30-share Sensex was trading 366.66 points or 0.65 per cent higher at 56,685.67, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 112.50 points or 0.67 per cent to 16,883.35.

Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.24 per cent to $74.16 per barrel.

Foreign institutional investors remained net sellers in the capital market on Tuesday, as they offloaded shares worth Rs 1,209.82 crore, as per exchange data.

The dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.05 per cent to 96.54.

(With inputs from PTI)

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