Expect USD-INR to trade within 75-76 in coming days until the Indo-China border issues escalate, says Rahul Gupta, Head of Research- Currency, Emkay Global Financial Services.
Indian rupee ended higher at 75.58, amid selling seen in the domestic equity market.
It opened flat at 75.63 per dollar against Friday's close of 75.64 and traded between 75.52-75.65.
At 14:25 IST, the Sensex was down 330.35 points or 0.94% at 34840.92, and the Nifty was down 108.50 points or 1.04% at 10274.50.
“Despite the rising coronavirus concerns, the global equity market is trading higher reacting to new stimulus packages and unconventional easing. But, there is a lot of uncertainty over the spike in COVID-19 cases. The market is trying to figure out what the impact this is going to have on consumer activity in coming months, and it’s not clear now because we don’t know how bad this spike is going to get," said Rahul Gupta, Head of Research- Currency, Emkay Global Financial Services.
"FII inflows into local stocks have dragged the USD/INR spot again towards 75.50 zone. So we expect it to trade within 75-76 in coming days until the Indo-China border issues escalate,” he added.Oil prices fell for a second straight session on Monday as coronavirus cases rose in the United States and other places, leading countries to resume partial lockdowns that could hurt fuel demand.