The rupee depreciated 15 paise to 76.40 towards the US greenback in opening commerce on Tuesday, amid strengthening American forex abroad and volatility in home equities.
Foreign exchange merchants stated the weak point within the rupee was largely because of muted home equities and strengthening of the US greenback. Furthermore, rising coronavirus circumstances within the nation additionally weighed on the native unit.
The rupee opened weak at 76.33 on the interbank foreign exchange market after which fell additional to 76.40, down 15 paise over its final shut.
The rupee had settled at 76.25 towards the US greenback on Monday.
Foreign exchange merchants stated market individuals have been involved that the sharp rise in coronavirus circumstances may weigh on the financial system.
In India, the demise toll because of COVID-19 rose to 934 and the variety of circumstances climbed to 29,435 within the nation on Tuesday, in accordance with the Union Well being Ministry.
In the meantime, the variety of circumstances around the globe linked to the illness has crossed over 30 lakh and the demise toll has topped 2 lakh.
Home bourses have been buying and selling on a muted be aware with benchmark indices Sensex buying and selling 14.22 factors up at 31,757.30 and Nifty larger by 4.55 factors at 9,286.85.
International institutional traders remained web sellers within the capital market, as they offered fairness shares value Rs 916.42 crore on Monday, in accordance with provisional change information.
Brent crude futures, the worldwide oil benchmark, fell 5.05 per cent to USD 18.98 per barrel.
The greenback index, which gauges the dollar’s power towards a basket of six currencies, rose by 0.10 per cent to 100.13.