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Rupee gains 19 paise against dollar in opening trade

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February 14, 2018 10:03


The rupee strengthened by 19 paise to 64.13 against the US dollar in opening trade today aided by stronger domestic equities. The weakness in dollar against some currencies overseas after US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said that the central bank would remain alert to risks to financial stability in the wake of recent market rout also supported the rupee's upmove. The US dollar hit a five-month low against the yen after Japan's economy recorded its longest growth streak in 28 years.  Besides, industrial output grew 7.1 per cent in December and selling of the American currency by exporters supported the rupee, forex dealers said. Forex market was closed yesterday for a public holiday.

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