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Rupee drops 6 paise against dollar in early trade

Rupee vs dollar

Mumbai: The rupee fell by six paise to a fresh two-month low of 62.82 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to rise in the Greenback’s value against other global currencies.

Forex dealers attributed the fall in the rupee to the dollar’s strength against other global currencies and sustained capital outflows but a higher opening in the domestic stock market capped the rupee’s fall.

The rupee had lost 21 paise to end at two-month low of 62.76 against the dollar in yesterday’s trade on sustained dollar demand from importers amid rate hike concerns by the US Federal Reserve.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex recovered by 82.15 points, or 0.29 per cent to 28,792.02 in early trade today.

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