The 30-share Sensex was buying and selling at 53,271.67
The Indian rupee prolonged its losses and slipped 12 paise to 77.74 towards the US greenback (21.18 versus the UAE dirham) in early commerce on Thursday, weighed down by a muted pattern in Indian equities and unabated international fund outflows.
On the Indian interbank international alternate, the rupee opened at 77.72 towards the American greenback, then misplaced floor to cite at 77.74, registering a fall of 12 paise from the final shut.
The rupee opened weaker towards the greenback on Thursday as world equities plunged on issues that prime inflation and financial coverage tightening will gas an financial slowdown, mentioned Sriram Iyer, senior analysis analyst at Reliance Securities.
Iyer additional mentioned inflation will stay the most important pressure on sentiment, each globally and regionally.
Moreover, international fairness outflows will hold appreciating bias restricted.
The greenback index, which gauges the buck’s energy towards a basket of six currencies, was buying and selling 0.15 per cent decrease at 103.65, monitoring rising US yields and fears about larger rates of interest. The US greenback eased barely on Thursday morning in Asian commerce; nonetheless, the draw back could possibly be capped as poor US housing information might add to slowdown issues.
On the Indian fairness market entrance, the 30-share Sensex was buying and selling 936.86 factors, or 1.73 per cent decrease, at 53,271.67, whereas the broader NSE Nifty declined 284.80 factors, or 1.75 per cent, to 15,955.50.
World oil benchmark Brent crude futures rose 1.37 per cent to $110.61 per barrel.
(With inputs from PTI)