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Rupee opens strong; trades at 66.87 on forex swap measures

Rupee opens strong; trades at 66.87 on forex swap measures
The Rupee opened the day strong at 67.20 against the dollar as against its previous close of 68.80, as the RBI has decided to open a forex swap window for oil marketing companies.

It was last trading at 67 against the dollar at 9.10 am IST.

"On the basis of assessment of current market conditions, Reserve Bank of India has decided to open a forex swap window to meet the entire daily dollar requirements of three public sector oil marketing companies (IOC, HPCL and BPCL). Under the swap facility, Reserve Bank will undertake sell/buy USD-INR forex swaps for fixed tenor with the oil marketing companies through a designated bank," the RBI has said.

The swap facility gets operationalized with immediate effect and will remain in place until further notice.

Dealers say the measure by RBI is some respite for the falling rupee which otherwise would have hit 70 to the dollar mark in trade. Check rupee rates here

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