The domestic currency was down on Monday, Aug 18 to one-and-a-half month's low as a stronger dollar overseas weighed on sentiment. But amidst report that the central bank might intervene to restrict its further slide, halted its steep fall, brokers pointed out. Trading resumed after a long weekend. Later, it fluctuated between 43.15 and 43.34 per dollar during the mid-session, off a low of 43.34, its weakest since July 8. It was 0.6 per cent weaker than 43.00/01 at close on Thursday.