Indian rupee ends 25 paise higher at $73.51

9 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

NEW DELHI: Indian rupee ended higher by 25 paise at 73.51 per dollar, amid buying seen in the domestic equity market led by the metal stocks.

It opened 13 paise higher at 73.63 per dollar against previous close of 73.76 and traded in the range of 73.50-73.75, report agencies.

At close, the Sensex was up 256.71 points or 0.52 per cent at 49206.47, and the Nifty was up 98.40 points or 0.67 per cent at 14823.20. Gold prices on Friday hovered near a 2-1/2-month high, aided by a pullback in the dollar and Treasury yields as investors cautiously await US non-farm payrolls data for further cues on the health of the world’s biggest economy.

Oil prices edged up in early Asian trade after a 1 per cent dip in the previous session, as global economic recovery and easing travel curbs in the United States and Europe buoyed the fuel demand outlook while the surging pandemic in India capped prices.