Rupee trims initial gains, still up 8 paise against US Dollar

Monday, Mar 14, 2016,11:50 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | The rupee trimmed its earlier gains, but was still quoting higher by 8 paise against the American currency on sustained bouts dollar selling from banks and exporters amid higher domestic equities.

The rupee resumed higher at Rs 66.99 against Friday’s closing level of 67.05 at the Inter-bank Foreign exchange (forex) market. It strengthened further at 66.87 on good bouts of dollar selling from banks before quoting at 66.97 at 1030 hrs. The domestic unit hovered in a range of 66.99 to 66.87 during the morning deals.

Sustained capital inflows supporting the rupee sentiment, a forex dealer said. The dollar index was up 0.02 per cent at 96.17 against a basket of six currencies in early trade.

Overseas, the US dollar steadied against its major rivals in early Asian trade following last week’s large swings, as the market braced for Japanese and US central bank policy meetings that could provide investors with fresh incentive.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex was trading up by 186.83 points or 0.76 per cent at 24,904.82 at 1040 hours.