Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Tuesday closed little changed against the US dollar, tracking mixed Asian currencies as traders assess ongoing trade tensions between the US and China.
The rupee ended at 69.43 a dollar, down 0.03% from its previous close of 69.41. The Indian currency had opened at 69.32 a dollar.
The 10-year bond yield was at 7.386% compared with Monday's close of 7.394%.
The benchmark Sensex index fell 0.84% to 38,276.63 points. Year to date, the index has risen 7%.
So far this year, the rupee is up 0.6%. During the period, foreign investors bought $9.83 billion in equity and sold $948.70 million in the debt market.
Other Asian currencies traded mixed. The South Korean won was up 0.23%, Philippines peso 0.07% and Japanese yen 0.05%. However, China Offshore was down 0.21%, China renminbi eased to 0.1%, and the Indonesian rupiah closed 0.08% lower.
The dollar index, which measures the US currency’s strength against a basket of major currencies, was at 97.456, down 0.06% from its previous close of 97.515.
(Bloomberg contributed to this story)