Rupee down 21 paise against dollar

Tags: News
The rupee lost 21 paise to 61.15 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to appreciation of the American currency against euro overseas.

Increased demand for the dollar from importers and a weak opening of the domestic equity market also put pressure on the rupee, forex dealers said.

The rupee had closed down by 9 paise to 60.94 per dollar in yesterday's trade which was in line with a fall in local stocks after five straight sessions of gains.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 20.59 points, or 0.09 per cent, at 21,805.83 in early trade today.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Nothing short of a uniform civil code will work in India

    When the Jamiat-Ulama-I-Hind (JUH), a powerful body of muslim clerics dedicated to address the aspirations of the community, turns to quote the religi

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Tushar Gandhi

A democracy must stand up for its people

We are the world’s most populous dem­ocracy, but behave in ...

Purnendu Ghosh

A curious and an innovative mind

Curiosity is hard-wired into our psyche. We all recognise that ...

Shona Adhikari

A good time for European art auctions

This week, we bring you interesting art news and the ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture