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Rupee Gains 19 Paise To 82.28 Against US Dollar

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The rupee appreciated 19 paise to 82.28 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday in line with its Asian peers and a slide in crude oil prices.


Forex traders said muted domestic equities and foreign fund outflows weighed on the local unit and restricted the appreciation bias.


At the interbank foreign exchange, the domestic unit opened at 82.34 against the dollar, then gained further ground to touch 82.28, registering a rise of 19 paise over its previous close.


On Wednesday, the rupee pared initial losses and settled marginally higher at 82.47 against the US dollar.


Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.18 per cent to 105.28.


Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, advanced 0.95 per cent to USD 77.90 per barrel.


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