Mumbai: The rupee tumbled 9 paise to trade at 68.94 against the US buck in early trade on Wednesday amid unabated foreign places fund outflows and rising vulgar oil prices.
The rupee opened obsolete at 68.89 at the interbank foreign places replace market and slipped extra to 68.94, showing a decline of 9 paise against its outdated shut.
The domestic unit had settled at 68.85 against the US buck on Tuesday.
International institutional investors (FIIs) remained bag sellers in the capital markets, pulling out Rs 644.59 crore on Tuesday, provisional recordsdata with the exchanges showed.
Within the intervening time, brent vulgar futures, the global oil benchmark, climbed 0.87 per cent to USD 65.28 per barrel.
The 10-year authorities bond yield changed into at 6.36 per cent in morning trade.
International replace traders acknowledged the rupee is buying and selling in a slim range as market contributors are waiting for cues from the tip outcomes of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting later on Wednesday.
Besides, market contributors had been buying and selling cautiously after US President Donald Trump’s tweet threatened to disrupt US-China trade talks.
“My team is negotiating with them now, but they repeatedly change the deal in the tip to their profit,” Trump tweeted.
Within the intervening time, domestic bourses opened on a unfavourable repeat day with benchmark indices Sensex buying and selling 159.13 substances down at 37,237.84 and Nifty up 46.50 substances.