Rupee slumps 51 paise to all-time low of 80.47 against US dollar : The Tribune India

Rupee slumps 51 paise to all-time low of 80.47 against US dollar

At the interbank foreign exchange, the local currency was trading at 80.47 against the dollar, down 51 paise from its previous close

Rupee slumps 51 paise to all-time low of 80.47 against US dollar

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Mumbai, September 22

The rupee depreciated 51 paise to an all-time low of 80.47 against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve's interest rate hike and its hawkish stance weighed on investor sentiments.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the local currency was trading at 80.47 against the dollar, down 51 paise from its previous close. The rupee opened at 80.27 and touched a record low of 80.47 a dollar in initial deals.

Forex traders said the strength of the American currency in the overseas market, a muted trend in domestic equities, risk-off moods and firm crude oil prices weighed on the local unit.

On Wednesday, the rupee declined 22 paise to close at 79.96 against the dollar.

The US Fed hiked interest rates by 75 basis points to 3-3.25 per cent. It was the third straight 75 basis points hike. Fed Chair Jerome Powell in his press conference reiterated the Fed's commitment to taming inflation.

"Given the broad dollar strength, the Reserve Bank of India, too, may look to revise its intervention function. We are likely to see a 80.10-80.50 range on Thursday," IFA Global Research Academy said.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback's strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.88 per cent to 111.61.

Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures rose 0.49 per cent to USD 90.27 per barrel. 

         

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