Rupee appreciated against all the currency in basket. On Monday, The rupee opened higher against US dollar and witnessed an intra-day high of 72.28 and a low of 72.59. The rupee gained 16 paise to settle at 72.49 against the US dollar supported by sustained foreign fund inflows and expectation of improved macro-economic data.
On the domestic equity market front, the BSE Sensex ended 1,145.44 points or 2.25 per cent lower at 49,744.32, while the broader NSE Nifty fell 306.05 points or 2.04 per cent to 14,675.70.
US dollar traded lower against most of the currency in basket. EUR, GBP, AUD traded up against USD.