June 3, 2014 / 7:03 AM / 3 years ago

RBI steps in to check rupee gains

A private money trader counts rupee notes at a shop in Mumbai August 1, 2013.Vivek Prakash/Files

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India was spotted buying dollars via state-run banks starting around 59.16, two traders said.

The rupee was at 59.2050/2100 per dollar by 12:30 p.m., off its session high of 59.12. The currency closed at 59.1525/1625 on Monday.

The rupee had briefly trimmed its losses after the RBI left its key policy rate on hold on Tuesday, and eased rules to spur bank lending in a move set to be welcomed by the new pro-business government as it seeks to revive economic growth.

Reporting by Neha Dasgupta; Editing by Anupama Dwivedi

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