Rupee down 36 paise against dollar after Fed's decision

Tags: Rupee, News
The rupee fell sharply by 36 paise to 62.77 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on increased demand for the American currency from importers after the US Federal Reserve decided to scale back its stimulus.

Forex dealers said the US Federal Reserve's move to scale back its stimulus programme put pressure on other currencies overseas.

Besides, month-end demand from importers for the American currency and a lower opening of the domestic equity market also weighed on the rupee, they said.

The rupee had gained 10 paise to close at 62.41 against the US dollar in yesterday's trade.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 196.27 points, or 0.95 per cent, to 20,451.03 in early trade today.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Electricity generators sit on hundreds of gigawatts waiting for buyers

    Be it a Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha or a state legislature poll, power — as in electricity — remains a major issue on which elections are won or lost.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

Sarthak Raychaudhuri

vice-president, HR, Asia South Whirlpool of India

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Arun Kumar Jain

A complex challenge for our PSUs

Till the mid-1990s, the central government and its companies were ...

Rajgopal Nidamboor

Up the ante of your conscious existence

It sounds cryptic, but is not as complex as it ...

Dharmendra Khandal

The one in which a blue whale was washed ashore

Quite unexpectedly, a gigantic blue whale was washed ashore at ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture