- Sustained demand for the US dollar from importers and banks pushed the rupee lower by 3 paise.
- Dealers attributed the fall to the persistent lure of the US currency.
Dealers attributed the fall to the persistent lure of the US currency and the dollar's strength against other currencies overseas. Investors grew increasingly confident that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates by the end of the year, but a higher opening in the domestic equity market contained the losses.
On Friday, the rupee had depreciated by 8 paise to end at ₹66.89 against the US dollar.
The benchmark BSE Sensex rose 88.13 points, or 0.31 per cent, to 28,165.31 in early trade on Monday.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:42 PM IST