December 5, 2013 / 9:28 AM / 7 years ago

Rupee off highs; oil demand, taper caution

A street side restaurant owner holds a bundle of rupee notes as he sits outside his restaurant in New Delhi November 22, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Reuters Market Eye - The rupee off highs, dealers cite state-run bank buying dollars likely on behalf of oil refiners and importers.

Pair at 61.75/76 versus 62.05/06 last close after easing to 61.52 in session. Some caution also setting in ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls data on Friday which will be key ahead of December FOMC meet.

Largest long position in rupee since late January, Reuters poll shows.

Exit polls predict strong showing for leading opposition party in key state polls.

Inflows from Power Grid Corp of India (PGRD.NS) share sale, which opened on Tuesday and closes on Friday, will be watched on the last day for institutional investors to put in bids on Thursday.

Reporting by Subhadip Sircar

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