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Business News/ Opinion / Online-views/  Rupee strengthens as June trade deficit narrows

Rupee strengthens as June trade deficit narrows

Rupee strengthens as June trade deficit narrows


Mumbai: The Indian rupee strengthened considerably against the dollar after the government announced that the trade deficit had narrowed in June.

The trade deficit for June was at $10.3 billion as exports contracted by 5.45% from a year earlier to $25.07 billion while imports declined by 13.46% to $35.37 billion.

In the April-June quarter last fiscal year, the trade deficit was at $46.3 billion.

The local currency hit its all-time low of 57.30 against the dollar in intraday day trade on 22 June.

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Published: 13 Jul 2012, 04:35 PM IST
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