Indian Rupee expected to weaken further against US dollar: Experts
   Date :18-Jul-2021

Indian Rupee _1 &nbs
By Rohit Vaid :
HIGH imported commodity prices is expected to weaken the Indian rupee against the US dollar during the trade week ahead, experts opined. Besides, the possibility of IPO money outflow to foreign venture capitalists will impact rupee’s position via-a-vis USD. Last week, rupee consolidated in a narrow range and has been having a muted reaction despite various data releases. “Indian rupee is expected to weaken against the US dollar in the coming week due to higher crude prices and a possible outflow of IPO money going back to foreign venture capitalists,” said Sajal Gupta, Head, Forex and Rates at Edelweiss Securities.
The rupee closed at Rs 74.5650 per USD on last Friday. “The safe-haven bets for dollar are still intact and after Powell’s testimony FX traders aren’t convinced over the insistence of dovish outlook,” Rahul Gupta, Head Of Research- Currency, Emkay Global Financial Services. Experts predict a range of USDINR(Spot) is expected to trade with a positive bias and quote in the range of 74.20 and 75.20. “Next week, in the first half of the week we expect the momentum to remain relatively low as market participants remain cautious ahead of the ECB policy statement,” said Gaurang Somaiya, Forex & Bullion Analyst, Motilal Oswal Financial Services.