Rupee gains 19 paise against dollar in early trade
Mumbai : The rupee rose by 19 paise at 65.77 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange after the Reserve Bank cut interest rates by 0.50 per cent yesterday.
Forex dealers said besides a higher opening in domestic equity market, the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas, supported the rupee.
The domestic currency had gained nine paise to close at 65.96 against the US currency in yesterday’s trade on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters amid sustained capital inflows.
Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex jumped 265.94 points, or 1.03 per cent, at 26,044.60 in early trade today.