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Modest recovery in Re

Home currency gains 4ps to 83.41/$; The dollar index, which gauges the Greenback’s strength against a basket of 6 currencies, rose 0.13% to 105.58

Modest recovery in Re
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Mumbai: The rupee recovered 4paise to 83.41 against the US dollar on Monday, tracking foreign capital inflows and a strengthening greenback against major crosses overseal.According to forex analysts, the domestic currency initially faced resistance from a strong greenback and upward momentum in the crude oil prices but recovered the lost ground during the session on the back of a sharp rally in equities in the late afternoon trade.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local unit opened at 83.46 and traded between 83.41 and 83.52 against the greenback during the session. The domestic currency finally settled at 83.41 against the dollar, registering a gain of 4paise from its previous closing level. The rupee had settled 7paise lower at 83.45 against the US dollar on Monday after losing 10 paise in the preceding session on Friday.

Jateen Trivedi, VP Research Analyst -- Commodity and Currency, LKP Securities, said: “Volatility in the capital market kept the rupee range-bound. Participants are closely monitoring the upcoming interest rate decision in the US for potential price action in the rupee. Weakness persists in the rupee, albeit in a stable manner.”

Analysts also said that investors moved cautiously ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision and upcoming macroeconomic data from the US and the domestic manufacturing growth numbers. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting begins on Tuesday and the interest rate decision is expected to be announced on Wednesday.

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