Rupee gains 15 paise to settle at 82.16 versus US dollar

Tuesday, as the US dollar fell in the foreign exchange market, the rupee strengthened 15 paise to end the day at 82.16 (provisional). Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures decreased 0.42 percent to USD 77.79 per barrel.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local unit started out at 82.20 against the dollar and ultimately closed at 82.16, gaining 15 paise from its previous close of 82.31. The rupee’s value against the dollar changed throughout the session, reaching highs of 82.16 and lows of 82.28.

The 30-share BSE Sensex was down by 40.14 points or 0.7% to close at 57,613.72 on the domestic equities market, while the larger NSE Nifty fell 34.00 points or 0.2% to close at 16,951.70.

According to exchange data, Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 890.64 crore on Monday, making them net sellers in the capital market.

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