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Rupee among most traded currencies in the world

Last updated on: May 9, 2013 06:31 IST

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With global foreign exchange markets working round the clock, thanks to time differences, currencies are traded 24 hours a day every working day.

Let's take a look at some of the most traded currencies in the world.

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Image: An employee of a money exchange counts US dollar notes in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

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US dollar

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 84.9 per cent

Overall rank: 1

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Image: A customer counts US dollar notes at a bank in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Photographs: Kham/Reuters
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Euro

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 39.1 per cent

Overall rank: 2

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Image: A bank employee counts euro notes at Kasikornbank in Bangkok, Thailand.
Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
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Japanese yen

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 19.0 per cent

Overall rank: 3

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Image: A woman counts Japanese 10,000 yen notes in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Shohei Miyano/Reuters
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British pound sterling

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 12.9 per cent

Overall rank: 4

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Image: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, handles newly minted one pound coins during a visit to the Royal Mint, in Cardiff.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Australian dollar

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 7.6 per cent

Overall rank: 5

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Image: A one Australian dollar coin is seen in this illustration taken in Sydney, Australia.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Swiss franc

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 6.4 per cent

Overall rank: 6

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Image: An employee handles 100 Swiss franc notes in the Canton of Vaud Bank near Lausanne, Switzerland.
Photographs: Denis Balibouse/Reuters
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Canadian dollar

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 5.3 per cent

Overall rank: 7

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Image: Canadian 100 dollar bills made of polymer are placed in glasses of juice, cola and water in Toronto. Plastic notes, nearly impervious to liquids, stains, tearing or wear-and-tear, were pioneered by the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1988.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters
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Hong Kong dollar

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 2.4 per cent

Overall rank: 8

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Image: An image of a Hong Kong dollar note launched by HSBC during an exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Swedish krona

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 2.2 per cent

Overall rank: 9

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Image: A man looks at currency rates near the exchange office in Riga, Latvia.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters
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New Zealand dollar

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 1.6 per cent

Overall rank: 10

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Image: Reserve Bank of New Zealand dollar notes are pictured in Singapore.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

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South Korean won

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 1.5 per cent

Overall rank: 11

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Image: A worker moves stacks of South Korean won for delivery to commercial banks at Bank of Korea's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Truth Leem/Reuters
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Singapore dollar

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 1.4 per cent

Overall rank: 12

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Image: A Singapore one dollar coin rests on top of Singapore two dollar notes.
Photographs: Tim Chong/Reuters
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Norwegian krone

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 1.3 per cent

Overall rank: 13

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Image: Norwegian banknotes of different denominations in Trondheim, Norway.
Photographs: Scanpix Gorm Kallestad/Reuters
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Mexican peso

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 1.3 per cent

Overall rank: 14

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Image: Mexican currency is seen in the cash register drawer alongside US dollars as a cashier at Pizza Patron makes change for a customer in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters
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Indian rupee

Daily share in foreign exchange market: 0.9 per cent

Overall rank: 15


Image: An employee counts Indian rupee notes at a cash counter inside a bank in Agartala, Tripura.
Photographs: Jayanta Dey/Reuters
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