The rupee eked out a marginal 2 paise acquire to shut at 74.22 (provisional) towards the US greenback on Thursday amid a muted development in home equities. Traders mentioned the home unit is buying and selling in a slim vary as traders are awaiting cues from the important thing speech from US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Friday.
Moreover, a powerful greenback within the abroad markets and rising crude costs weighed on the investor sentiment, foreign exchange merchants mentioned. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the native unit opened at 74.22 towards the buck and moved in a variety of 74.11 to 74.27 within the day commerce.
It lastly ended at 74.22 towards the American forex, registering an increase of two paise over its earlier shut. On the home fairness market entrance, the BSE Sensex ended 4.89 factors or 0.01 p.c greater at 55,949.10, whereas the broader NSE Nifty superior 2.25 factors or 0.01 p.c to 16,636.90.
Meanwhile, the greenback index, which gauges the buck’s power towards a basket of six currencies, rose 0.05 p.c to 92.87. Brent crude futures, the worldwide oil benchmark, fell 0.60 p.c to USD 71.82 per barrel.
Foreign institutional traders have been web sellers within the capital market on Wednesday as they offloaded shares value Rs 1,071.83 crore, as per change knowledge.