New Delhi: The rupee depreciated 18 paise to 75.81 towards the US greenback in opening commerce on Wednesday amid strengthening American forex abroad and sustained international fund outflows.
Forex merchants stated the weak spot within the rupee was largely because of the strengthening US greenback. Moreover, rising coronavirus circumstances within the nation additionally weighed on the native unit.
The native unit opened weak at 75.77 on the interbank foreign exchange market after which fell additional to 75.81, down 18 paise over its final shut.
It had settled at 75.63 towards the US greenback on Tuesday.
Forex merchants stated market contributors have been involved that the sharp rise in coronavirus circumstances may weigh on the economic system.
In India, the demise toll resulting from COVID-19 rose to 1,694 and the variety of circumstances climbed to 49,391 within the nation on Wednesday, in keeping with the Health Ministry.
Meanwhile, the variety of circumstances around the globe linked to the illness has crossed over 36.63 lakh and the demise toll has topped 2.57 lakh.
After opening on a weak observe, home bourses pared the losses and have been buying and selling on the constructive territory with benchmark Sensex quoting 307.01 factors larger at 31,760.52 and broader Nifty rising 86.60 factors to 9,292.20.
Foreign institutional traders remained web sellers within the capital market, as they bought fairness shares price Rs 1,059.39 crore on Tuesday, in keeping with provisional trade information.
Brent crude futures, the worldwide oil benchmark, fell 0.36 per cent to $30.86 per barrel.
The greenback index, which gauges the dollar’s energy towards a basket of six currencies, rose by 0.09 per cent to 99.80.