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USD/INR ends over 1-week low on Voda-Idea, Arcelor-Mittal deal inflows

10 April 2019 / Evening Brief

Indian Rupee

  • The rupee settled at 69.11 against 69.29 at the previous close. The local unit moved in 69.0925-69.36 per dollar band intra-day.
  • The Indian rupee advanced against the dollar in early trade, as banks stepped up greenback sales on expectation foreign fund inflows will continue into local equities, while overnight decline in oil prices also soothed sentiments. Dollar sales by a large state-run bank along with few foreign lenders on expectation that foreign portfolio inflows will continue into local equities lifted the rupee. The local unit is expected to remain supported by inflows from rights issue of telecom company that opens today .

Global Currency

  • The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was at 96.565, down fractionally from late Tuesday. The IMF cut its forecast for world growth this year to the lowest since 2009, a mere 3.3%, due not least to a slowdown in the euro zone that the ECB is under pressure to stop.
  • The euro edged higher against the dollar and was little changed against sterling in early trade in Europe on Wednesday, with two big diary events looming large over the market. The euro was at $1.1271, up around 0.1% from late Tuesday in Europe. The pound was at $1.3076 against the dollar and 1.1602 against the euro, still stuck in the tight range of recent sessions.

Global Markets

  • Oil prices rose back towards five-month highs hit the previous day as OPEC production cuts and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela continued to tighten supply, though economic worries increased.
  • Gold held steady near a two-week high on Wednesday as world equities retreated after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth outlook ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's March meeting.

Global Markets at one Glance

Markets at 5.00pm In INR % Change
USD/INR 69.12 69.12 -0.18
EUR/USD 1.12798 78.02 -0.07
GBP/USD 1.30916 90.53 0.17
USD/JPY 111.18 0.62 -0.2
SEK/INR 9.2523 7.4706 -0.0086
DKK/INR 6.158 11.2250 0.49
AUD/USD 1.3984 49.45 -0.12
DXY 96.906 -0.1
Index Today % Change
NIFTY 11584.3 -0.75
SENSEX 38585.35 -0.91
NIKKEI 21687.57 -0.53
HANG SENG 30119.56 -0.13
SHANGHAI 3241.9299 0.07
CAC# 5456.43 0.37
FTSE # 7264.61 0.0042
DAX # 11902.54 0.44
Commodities Today % Change
GOLD # 1303.8745 0
SILVER# 15.11 -0.38
BRENT # 70.93 0.45
NYMEX # 64.4 0.66
Today Today
OPEN 69.2800
HIGH 69.3600
LOW 69.0925
CLOSE 69.1100

Key Events of the Day

Date Time Currency Event Actual Forecast Previous
10-04-2019 14.00 GBP GDP (MoM) 0.2% 0.2% 0.5%
10-04-2019 14.00 GBP GDP (YoY) 2.0% 1.7% 1.5%
10-04-2019 14.00 GBP Manufacturing Production (MoM) (Feb) 0.9% 0.2% 1.1%

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