Gold Silver Reports — Rupee Climbs to 1-Week High on Dollar Weakness — The rupee continued its impressive run against the broadly weak dollar for the second straight day , surging by a solid 15 paise to end at 67.95 -a level last seen on December 30 -amid hopes for a speedy roll-out of GST.
Sustained dollar unwinding from banks and exporters in the face of sluggish greenback overseas predominantly helped the domestic currency to overcome initial volatility and bounce back.
The dollar remained under pressure ahead of US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration at the end of the week.
Forex market sentiment also got a boost on the GST roll-out after the Centre and states yesterday reached a consensus on sharing powers for control over taxpayers under GST. However, the roll-out is now expected from July 1, against the previously planned April 1.