Rupee ends lower at 39.80 per dollar

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Mumbai Nov 26: The Rupee slid by nine paise today to close at Rs 39.80 paise against US dollar compared to its previous close of 39.71/72 on sustained buying support of dollars by foreign banks.

The Rupee opened in the morning session at 39.58 per dollar, moving up from Friday's finish of 39.71/72, its weakest since October 23.

The Rupee gave up most of its early gains, weighed by dollar buying by oil companies, capital outflows from the stock market, and hints of central bank intervention, dealers said.

Dealers said some foreign funds may be repatriating profits before the end of the calender year, weighing on the local unit.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today fixed the reference rate at Rs 39.68 per US Dollar. The reference rate was down by 11 paise as compared to Friday's rate of Rs 39.57 per USD.

The six-month forward premium closed firm at 1.45 (1.42) per cent, while annualized premium ended marginally lower at 1.20 (1.16) per cent.

The Rupee today traded weaker against other major world currencies today. The Indian unit ended at 59.00 against the Euro.

The Rupee closed at 82.27 per unit against Pound Sterling, while against the Japanese Yen, the Rupee ended at 36.60 per hundred units.


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