Gold Silver Reports – The Indian rupee on Friday opened little changed against the US dollar as traders avoided taking long positions ahead of a long weekend. Markets will remain closed on Monday due to Christmas.
The rupee opened at 64.06 a dollar. At 9.15am, the home currency was trading at 64.05 a dollar, up 0.02% from its Thursday’s close of 64.06.
The 10-year bond yield was at 7.210%, compared to its previous close of 7.214%. Bond yields and prices move in opposite directions.
The benchmark Sensex rose 0.23%, or 79.10 points, to 33,835.38. So far this year, it has gained 27%.
So far this year, the rupee has gained 6%, while foreign institutional investors have bought $7.91 billion and $23.03 billion in equity and debt, respectively.
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Asian currencies were trading mixed. South Korean won was up 0.31%, Taiwan dollar 0.11%, China renminbi 0.1%, Indonesian rupiah 0.04%. However, Malaysian ringgit was down 0.28%, Philippines peso 0.11%, China offshore 0.08%, Singapore dollar 0.07% and Thai baht fell 0.05%.
The dollar index, which measures the US currency’s strength against major currencies, was trading at 93.382, up 0.11%, from its previous close of 93.278. – Neal Bhai Reports