The rupee pared its initial losses and settled 4 paise higher at 82.75 (provisional) against the U.S. dollar on October 21, tracking a positive trend in domestic equities.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency opened at 82.89 and witnessed a high of 82.59 and a low of 82.91.

It finally settled at 82.75 against the American currency, registering a rise of 4 paise over its previous close.

On Thursday, the rupee had rebounded from its lifetime low to close 21 paise higher at 82.79.

Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.47% to 113.41.

Global oil benchmark Brent crude futures fell 0.11% to $92.28 per barrel.

On the domestic equity market front, the 30-share BSE Sensex rose 104.25 points or 0.18% to end at 59,307.15, while the broader NSE Nifty advanced 12.35 points or 0.07% to 17,576.30.

Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) were net buyers in the capital markets as they purchased shares worth ₹1,864.79 crore on Thursday, according to exchange data.

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