Rupee


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Rupee

1. The currency of India. Prior to the independence of India, there were various Indian rupees and other currencies in circulation, many issued by different colonial powers. The modern rupee is descended from the rupee issued by the British. It was pegged to gold for much of its history, finally floating after the end of the Bretton Woods System in 1971.

2. The name of several now defunct currencies in South Asia and the Middle East. Examples include the Bhutanese rupee and the Gulf rupee.
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He said although the rupee is on a depreciation mode since last week, it may not see any further fall.
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He predicted that the rupee would continue to be under pressure for some time to come, and its future depends on what measures India would take.
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We might see some immediate correction in the rupee towards 54, but it may breach the 55 level in the next three months.
The Indian rupee logged its second straight weekly loss in the new fiscal year that began on April 1.
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