74.238 United States Dollar
Analysts believe the rupee's strong gains despite weak equity markets is on account of the fact that the beginning of the month sees far lesser demand for the dollar.
Also, they believe that the Reserve Bank of India has been intervening in the markets by selling dollars to add to stability of the rupee. The rupee it may be recalled had plunged to a lifetime low of 56.40 against the dollar last week on heavy demand for the US currency.
Weakening Indian fundamentals, particularly the fiscal deficit and current account deficit are among the prime reasons for a fall in the rupee.
Meanwhile, the Indian stock markets lost ground today in line with global peers. At 10.20 am IST, the BSE Sensex was down more than 127 points.