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Rupee appreciates 17 paise to 68.93 against US dollar

Updated : March 18, 2019 10:16 AM IST

The marginal 2.44 percent increase in exports, as well as lower imports of gold and petroleum products in February, significantly narrowed the country's trade deficit to $9.6 billion, according to data released by the commerce ministry Friday.
Extending its gains for the sixth session, the rupee opened higher at 68.92 at the interbank forex market and gained further ground to touch 68.87.
The rupee Friday had jumped 24 paise to close at 69.10 against the US dollar on sustained foreign fund inflows and heavy buying in domestic equities.
Rupee appreciates 17 paise to 68.93 against US dollar
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