Mumbai: Continuing its rising streak for the second consecutive day, the Indian Rupee gained 24 paise against the U.S. dollar to stand at Rs. 69.58 in early trade on Tuesday, despite weakness in the greenback against other currencies overseas.
The American Dollar saw large-scale selling by exporters and banks after U.S. President Donald Trump criticised the Federal Reserve for hiking interest rates and accused China and Europe of manipulating their currencies.
Interestingly, after stooping to an all time low at Rs. 70 against the US Dollar, the Indian Rupee on Monday made a strong comeback and ended with a gain of 33 paise at 69.82 due to heavy dollar unwinding and a good rally in domestic equities.
Furthermore, the benchmark BSE Sensex on Tuesday rose by 124.21 points or 0.32%, to hit an all-time high of 38,402.96. NSE Nifty too scaled a new peak of 11,581.75 in early trade.