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Indian rupee rises to 20.23 against UAE dirham

Dubai - The rupee opened at 74.32 against the dollar.

By Staff Report

Published: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 9:48 AM

Last updated: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 9:51 AM

The Indian rupee gained 13 paise and touched 74.25 against the US dollar (20.23 versus the UAE dirham) in early trade on Thursday, supported by a firm trend in domestic equities and weak American currency.

The rupee opened at 74.32 against the dollar, then inched higher to 74.25, registering a gain of 13 paise over its previous close.

Meanwhile, the dollar index was trading 0.18 per cent down at 92.16.

The rupee started on a stronger note this Thursday morning against the greenback as the US Federal Reserve said that it was still a ways away from considering raising interest rates, Reliance Securities said in a research note. The US Federal Reserve said the economic recovery is on track despite a rise in Covid-19 infections but did not set a timeline for tapering Fed asset purchase.

Fed policymakers, in a unanimous statement, also said they were moving ahead with discussions about when to reduce the central bank’s $120 billion in monthly bond purchases, a precursor to eventually raising interest rates, the note added.

On the equity market front, BSE Sensex was trading 205.38 points or 0.39 per cent higher at 52,649.09, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 64.35 points or 0.41 per cent to 15,773.75.

(with inputs from PTI)

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