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Currency, equities' woes deepen as rupee closes at 71.76 against dollar

Rupee's nominal value in July should have been around 73.90 to show its fair value against its 36 trading partners

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Sensex  |  Nifty  |  Bse

Anup Roy & Samie Modak  |  Mumbai 

The rupee almost touched 72 a dollar on Wednesday as the equities market continued its losing streak for a sixth straight trading session. The Indian currency closed at 71.76 a dollar, down 0.27 per cent from its previous record close of 71.57 a dollar.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) continued with its hands-off approach, with light-touch intervention, but not enough to prevent the rupee from marking yet another lowest close. The benchmark Sensex on the BSE closed with losses for a sixth session, its longest losing streak in six months. After dropping as much as 383 points to ...

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First Published: Thu, September 06 2018. 01:54 IST
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