Mumbai: Market sentiment strengthened on the second trading day of the week today due to positive global trend and inflow of foreign funds and closed on the green mark. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) 30-share major index Sensex gained 0.74 per cent to close at 39044.35, up 287.72 points. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) 50-share index Nifty gained 0.71 per cent (81.75 points) to end at 11521.80.
The rupee lost 16 paise to close at 73.64 (provisional) per dollar on Tuesday, despite the positive trend in the domestic stock markets. The interbank foreign currency exchange market recorded a lot of volatility in the rupee. After opening with a strong position at 73.33 per dollar, the rupee finally lost 16 paise to 73.64 per dollar.
The rupee had settled at 73.48 per dollar in the previous trading session. During the day's trade, the rupee touched a high of 73.33 per dollar. It also touched a low of 73.72 per dollar. Meanwhile, the dollar index, which showed the dollar's trend against the six currencies, fell by 0.16 per cent to 92.90.