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Rupee slips 6 paise to 65.55 against US dollar

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The pared initial gains to drop 6 paise, hitting a fresh six-month low at 65.55 in late morning trade against the American on sudden bouts of demand from importers.

The opened higher at 65.44 from yesterday's closing level at 65.49 per at the interbank foreign exchange here.

The domestic unit witnessed volatility and hovered between a high of 65.41 and a low 65.5550 during morning deals, it was trading at 65.55 at 1020 hrs.

Rising crude prices on the back of widening trade deficit concerns continue to linger on the rupee, a said.

rose amid worries of a high risk of disruptions to supply, especially in the

Brent futures were at USD 71.80 per barrel, up 38 cents, or 0.5 per cent, from their last close.

Meanwhile, the US steadied against basket of currencies in early Asian trade.

The 30-share BSE Sensex trading higher by 96.31 points or 0.28 per cent at 34,401.74 at 1040 hrs.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 11:55 IST