The rupee prolonged the losses and settled 25 paise decrease at 74.93 (provisional) in opposition to the US greenback on Tuesday amid strengthening American foreign money and unstable commerce within the home fairness market.
Foreign exchange merchants mentioned international fund inflows and easing crude oil costs supported the rupee, whereas, components like sturdy greenback and rising COVID-19 instances dragged down the native unit.
The rupee opened weak at 74.74 on the interbank foreign exchange market, then misplaced additional floor to settle at 74.93 in opposition to the US greenback, 25 paise decrease than its earlier shut.
It had closed at 74.68 in opposition to the US greenback on Monday.
In a extremely unstable buying and selling session, the rupee witnessed an intra-day excessive of 74.68 and a low of 74.97 in opposition to the US greenback.
The greenback index, which gauges the dollar’s energy in opposition to a basket of six currencies, rose 0.26 per cent to 96.97.
On the home fairness market entrance, the 30-share BSE benchmark Sensex was buying and selling 7.66 factors up at 36,494.94 and broader NSE Nifty fell 7.95 factors to 10,755.70.
International institutional buyers had been internet patrons within the capital market as they bought shares value Rs 348.35 crore on Monday, in line with provisional trade information.
Brent crude futures, the worldwide oil benchmark, fell 0.58 per cent to USD 42.85 per barrel.
In the meantime, the variety of instances around the globe linked to COVID-19 has crossed 1.16 crore and the demise toll has topped 5.38 lakh.
In India, the demise toll due the illness rose to 20,160 and the variety of infections crossed the 7 lakh-mark, in line with the well being ministry.