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RBI Intervenes as Rupee Falls to Near Record Low

The RBI was spotted intervening in the foreign exchange market after the rupee fell to as low as 68.8350 per dollar on Thursday.

Reuters

Updated:November 24, 2016, 10:40 AM IST
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RBI Intervenes as Rupee Falls to Near Record Low
A policeman sitting in front of RBI office/File photo

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was spotted intervening in the foreign exchange market after the rupee fell to as low as 68.8350 per dollar on Thursday, on the verge of surpassing its previous record low of 68.85 in August 2013, traders said.

The rupee was trading between 68.81 and 68.83 per dollar, compared with its close of 68.56 on Wednesday.

The rupee has been hit hard this month by a rally in the dollar and outflows from emerging markets, as well as worries about the country's demonetisation drive.

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