The Indian rupee slipped additional by 95 paise to 76.15 towards the US greenback in opening commerce on Monday amid sharp rise in coronavirus instances within the nation and heavy promoting in home equities.
Foreign exchange merchants stated market contributors are involved that the sharp rise in coronavirus instances, with almost 400 instances within the nation, might weigh on the financial system.
The rupee which opened on a weak word at 75.90 on the interbank foreign exchange market, misplaced additional floor and touched a low of 76.15 towards the US greenback, registering a decline of over 95 paise over its final shut.
The native unit had settled at 75.20 towards the US greenback on Friday.
The entire variety of coronavirus instances within the nation climbed to 390, in line with the Union Well being Ministry.
Merchants stated there’s a sense of tension amongst buyers as they see the worldwide in addition to home financial system plunging right into a deep disaster because of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic that has killed over 14,000 and sickened lakhs of individuals across the globe.
Furthermore, the steep decline in home equities and sustained overseas fund outflows additional dampened the sentiment, they stated.
Overseas buyers remained web sellers in Indian capital markets as they pulled out greater than Rs 3,345.95 crore on Friday, market information confirmed.
Home bourses had been buying and selling on a damaging word on Monday with benchmark indices Sensex buying and selling 2,386.27 factors down at 27,529.69 and Nifty fell 767.50 factors to 7,977.95.
Brent crude futures, the worldwide oil benchmark, fell 2.74 per cent to USD 26.24 per barrel.
The greenback index, which gauges the dollar’s energy towards a basket of six currencies, fell 0.52 per cent to 102.28.
The 10-year authorities bond yield was at 6.31 per cent in morning commerce.