Rupee eases further by 6 paise vs US dollar

Mumbai, Aug 26: The Indian rupee declined further by 6 paise to Rs 46.10 per US dollar in early trade today on persistent dollar demand from importers, coupled with a higher dollar in overseas markets.

The rupee resumed slightly lower at Rs 46.05/06 per dollar on the Interbank Foreign Exchange, as against yesterday''s close of Rs 46.04/05 per dollar, and dropped further to Rs 46.10 per dollar before quoting at Rs 46.07/08 per dollar at 1030 hours.

The domestic currency hovered in a range between Rs 46.00 and Rs 46.10 per US dollar during morning deals.

Sustained dollar demand from importers, mainly oil refiners, and persistent foreign capital outflows in view of weak equity markets affected the rupee value against the dollar, a forex dealer said.

The US dollar moved to a three-week high against the yen and gained against the euro in New York yesterday on news that the International Monetary Fund is likely to consider the release of the next tranche of bailout funds to debt-stricken Greece in end-September.


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