The rupee closed at 83.25, little changed from its close at 83.2450 in the previous session. The currency traded in a narrow 83.2450 to 83.27 range in the spot session.
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Forex markets were closed on Tuesday on account of Dussehra. Analysts attributed the strengthening dollar to a record rise in the US Treasury yields after positive data on home sales in the US on Wednesday.
US bond yields have reached the highest level since 2007. Interestingly, in a break from tradition, gold and crude prices are also rising along with the yields, thanks to the global geopolitical uncertainties.
Easing crude oil prices and a flat greenback in the overseas markets helped cap the rupee's fall, forex dealers said.
The Indian currency came close to testing its record low of 83.29, hit in October 2022, towards the end of the spot trading session.
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Non-deliverable forwards indicate rupee will open at around 83.25 to the U.S. dollar, just short of its record low of 83.29, and nearly unchanged from the previous session.
U.S. consumer prices were pushed higher by a jump in rental costs in September, data showed on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Asian currencies are trading weaker after dollar gains as traders await US non farm payrolls to confirm whether the labour market is softening
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The dollar did retrace some of its losses after U.S. factory orders gained 1.2% in August, compared with expectations of a 0.2% rise.
The latest US Job Openings report surprised with a rise of approximately 9.6 million openings, raising concerns of another rate hike by the Fed that sent treasury yields to a 16-year high
Chinese Yuan has slumped around 6 percent during this time. In comparison, the Indian rupee has slipped only marginally by 0.5 percent against US dollar YTD.
According to a recent World Bank report, the economy steeped in unemployment and abject poverty of the vast majority is now facing deflation.
The Japanese currency remained within striking distance of 150, a level which some market watchers saw as a line in the sand that would spur forex intervention from Japanese authorities similar to that of last year.
Subdued equity markets and withdrawal of foreign funds also weighed on the domestic currency, forex traders said.
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Indian rupee strengthened marginally against US dollar tracking gains in local equity and Asian currencies markets.
Gold holds firm as events, including the state of the global economy and the strengthened of the US dollar in relation to other currencies.
Analysts wait for consumer price inflation data which will be released on September 12 amid rise in crude oil. According to a poll, CPI will likely be at 7.1 percent in August against 7.44 percent in the previous month