Time to remit: Indian rupee drops further against UAE dirham

After infusing funds in the last two months, foreign investors turned sellers again in September and pulled out Rs76 billion from equity markets



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Published: Mon 3 Oct 2022, 9:20 AM

The Indian rupee depreciated 38 paise to 81.78 against the US dollar (22.28 versus the UAE dirham) in early trade on Monday, tracking a muted trend in the Indian equities and risk-off sentiment among investors.

Besides, surging crude prices in the international market impacted the rupee, traders said.

At the Indian interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened weak at 81.65 against the dollar, then lost further ground to quote at 81.78, registering a loss of 38 paise over its previous close.

The rupee settled 33 paise higher at 81.40 against the dollar on Friday.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, slipped 0.04 per cent to 112.08.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, surged 2.77 per cent to $87.50 per barrel.

In the Indian equity market, the 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 66.60 points or 0.12 per cent lower at 57,360.32, and the broader NSE Nifty fell 12.90 points or 0.08 per cent to 17,081.45.

After infusing funds in the last two months, foreign investors turned sellers again in September and pulled out Rs76 billion from the Indian equity markets amid a hawkish stance by the US Fed and sharp depreciation in the rupee.

(With inputs from PTI)

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