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Indian Rupee Lower As Brent Crude Nears $83 Per Barrel

1 October 2018 / Morning Brief

Indian Rupee

  • The Indian rupee little changed at 72.60 pair now at 72.82 against 72.48 previous close.
  • Pair to tip in 72.50- 72.90 range today.
  • Dollar/rupee snapped two-day fall Monday tracking the surge in crude oil prices amid strong dollar as globally investors expects Fed to hike rates multiple times by 2020. Surge in crude oil prices and dollar index above 95 is pushing the spot pair upward. Also, arbitrage opportunity between spot and 1-month NDF too is supporting the demand for dollar in spot market, traders are seen buying in spot and selling in NDF.

Global Currency

  • The dollar slipped against the Canadian dollar on Monday as the United States and Canada reached a framework deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  • The euro EUR= was down 0.1 percent at $1.1595, with worries about a rise in Italy's deficit weighing on the single currency after the Italian government agreed to set a higher than expected budget deficit target. Currency gave up nearly 1.2 percent last week.
  • The yen touched to 113.96 per dollar, reaching its lowest since the middle of November 2017 before paring some losses. It last traded 0.2 percent higher at 113.90 per dollar.

Global Markets

  • Brent crude oil prices rose to their highest since November 2014 on Monday ahead of U.S. sanctions against Iran, the third-largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), that kick in next month.
  • Gold inched higher but was on track for its longest monthly losing streak since January 1997 as the U.S. dollar firmed against the euro after Italy's budget jitters threatened the European currency. Bullion is down more than 0.5 percent in September, its sixth straight monthly loss.

Global Markets at one Glance

Markets Today In INR % Change
USD/INR 72.81 72.81 0.35
EUR/USD 1.15928 84.40 0.24
GBP/USD 1.30261 94.84 0.41
USD/JPY 113.866 0.64 0.23
SEK/INR 8.9033 8.1779 0.0184
DKK/INR 6.4347 11.32 0.0399
AUD/USD 1.3862 52.51 0.83
TIME USD LIBOR EURO LIBOR  
1M 2.26056 -0.40243  
3M 2.39838 -0.353  
6M 2.60388 -0.314  
1Y 2.91863 -0.21329  
Index Today % Change
NIFTY 10896.8 -0.31
SENSEX 36159.78 -0.19
BANK NIFTY 24935.3 -0.73
SGX NIFTY 10986 0.09
NIKKEI 24120.04 1.36
HANG SENG 27788.52 0.26
SHANGHAI 2821.3498 1.06
ASX200 6156.7 -0.82
DOW JONES 26458.31 0.07
S&P500 # 2913.98 0.00
NASDAQ # 7627.65 0
Key Events of the Day
Date Time Currency Event Forecast Previous
01-10-2018 13.25 EUR German Manufacturing PMI (Sep) 53.7 53.7
01-10-2018 14.00 GBP Manufacturing PMI (Sep) 52.5 52.8
01-10-2018 19.30 GBP ISM Manufacturing PMI (Sep) 60.3 61.3

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