The rupee depreciated 6 paise to 76.35 against the US dollar in opening trade on Tuesday, weighed down by the strength of the greenback and significant foreign fund outflows.
At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 76.34 against the American dollar, then lost ground to quote at 76.35, registering a fall of 6 paise from the last close, report agencies.
The Indian rupee opened weak and is expected to weaken against the US currency this Tuesday as the Federal Reserve interest rate outlook boosted the dollar index to its highest level since March 2020, said Sriram Iyer, Senior Research Analyst at Reliance Securities. Meanwhile, crude remained strong whereas most Asian and emerging market peers have started weaker and could weigh on sentiments, Iyer said.
However, further depreciation could be capped as the RBI could be present to curb volatility, Iyer added. On the domestic equity market front, the 30-share Sensex was trading 57.03 points or 0.10 per cent lower at 57,109.71, while the broader NSE Nifty declined 3.65 points or 0.20 per cent to 17,170.00.