Rupee snaps 6-day winning spree, drops by 17 paise

The Indian rupee snapped its 6-day winning spree and dropped by 17 paise to 45.75 against the American currency in the early trade on month-end dollar demand from importers despite weak dollar overseas.At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the domestic unit opened lower at 45.63/64 a dollar from its last close of 45.58/59 per dollar and dropped further to 45.75 per dollar before quoting at 45.70/71 per dollar at 1030 hours.

Month-end dollar demand from oil refiners mainly affected the rupee value against the dollar, a forex dealer said.

Crude Oil was down in Asian trade today as weak US energy demand kept a lid on prices despite a weak dollar. New York’s main contract, light sweet crude for November, was down two cents to USD 74.


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