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The to the lowest levels in a week after central bank Governor said had reduced room for to spur the nation’s . The rupee declined 0.6 per cent to 55.6 per dollar in Mumbai, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. “Inflation is high, oil prices, though they have come off $100 a barrel, are at elevated levels, the external sector is under stress,” Subbarao said in Kerala yesterday. “There is just no space for fiscal or monetary response.”

Bonds end weak
dropped on heavy selling pressure from banks and companies. The 8.15 per cent government security maturing in 2022 dipped to Rs 99.5 from Rs 99.6 previously, while its yield moved up to 8.22 per cent from 8.20 per cent. The 8.33 per cent government security maturing in 2026 fell to Rs 99.5 from Rs 99.6, while its yield edged up 8.39 per cent from 8.37 per cent.

Call rates decline
eased at the overnight market today due to lack of demand from borrowing banks. The rate finished lower at 8.05 per cent. It moved in a range of 8.1 per cent and 7.8 per cent. The Reserve Bank of India, under the , purchased securities worth Rs 734.7 crore from 34 bids at the two-day repo auction, at a fixed rate of eight per cent.

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