Bonds Rupee opens tad lower at 71.16 a dollar, bond yields rise Updated : August 19, 2019 09:07 AM IST At 09:05 AM, the rupee was trading at 71.09 a dollar up 5 paise from its Friday’s close of 71.14. In debt markets, the yields on the 10-year government bonds were up 0.15 percent to 6.56 percent from its previous close of 6.55 percent. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.