Rupee opens flat at 71.14 per dollar1 min read . Updated: 23 Dec 2019, 09:23 AM IST
- At 9.10am, the domestic currency was trading at 71.15 a dollar, down 0.04% from Friday's close of 71.12
- The Indian unit had opened at 71.14 a dollar
Indian rupee on Monday was little changed tracking Asian currencies which were steady amid year-end holidays. Traders focus on the US-China trade agreement as the two countries plan to sign the first-phase of a deal next month.
At 9.10am, the domestic currency was trading at 71.15 a dollar, down 0.04% from Friday's close of 71.12. The Indian unit had opened at 71.14 a dollar.
In the year so far, the rupee has weakened 1.69%, while foreign investors have bought nearly $13.97 billion in Indian equities and $3.70 billion in debt.
The 10-year government bond yield was trading at 6.588% from its previous close of 6.602%. In pre-opening trade, the benchmark equity index Sensex rose 0.11% or 47.55 points to 41729.09 points. Year to date, it has gained 15.56%.
Asian currencies were steady. Philippines peso was down 0.12%, Singapore dollar 0.09%, China renminbi 0.08%, Malaysian ringgit 0.08%, and South Korean won 0.05%.
The dollar index, which measures the US currency’s strength against a basket of major currencies, was at 97.658, down 0.03% from its previous close of 97.69.
(Bloomberg contributed this story)