Worrying Sign : Rupee Dips To An All- Time Low Of Rs 80.05 Against US Dollar ; Rahul Gandhi Terms It Am₹itkaal

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The rupee depreciated 7 paise to an all-time low of 80.05 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday tracking the strength of the American currency and firm crude oil prices.

At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 80 against the American dollar, then lost ground to quote at 80.05, registering a fall of 7 paise from the last close.

In initial trade, the local unit also touched 79.90 against the American currency.

On Monday, the rupee for the first time declined to the low level of 80 against the US dollar in intra-day spot trading before ending the session 16 paise lower at 79.98 amid a surge in crude oil prices and unrelenting foreign fund outflows.

The rupee opened on a weaker note on Tuesday morning weighed down by outflows and high oil prices, Sriram Iyer, Senior Research Analyst at Reliance Securities said, adding that lack of intervention from the Reserve Bank of India could also weigh on sentiments.

According to Iyer, the range for the USD/INR pair for Tuesday’s session is 79.75-80.12.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, was trading 0.12 per cent higher at 107.49.

Taking a dig at the government over the Rupee slide, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tweeted

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