Rupee loses 46 paise to breach Rs 54 per dollar-mark

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Interbank Rupee rate Vs US Dollar
68.013United States Dollar
Interbank Rupee rate Vs Euro
72.553Euro
Interbank Rupee rate Vs British Pound
86.577British Pound Sterling
Interbank Rupee rate Vs Japanese Yen
0.599Japanese Yen
Interbank Rupee rate Vs Singapore Dollar
47.912Singapore Dollar
Mumbai, Dec 15: The Indian rupee fell by 46 paise to a record low of Rs 54.17 per US dollar in early trade today (Dec 15), breaching the Rs 54 per dollar-mark for the first time in history on sustained foreign capital outflows and dollar gains against the euro and other rivals overseas.

The domestic currency had tumbled by 48 paise to close at a record low of Rs 53.71/72 per dollar in the previous session on strong demand for the American currency and strengthening of the dollar against its rivals overseas.

Forex dealers said in addition to continued demand for the American currency from importers and some banks, dollar gains against the euro and other currencies amid concerns over the euro zone debt crisis put pressure on the Indian rupee. Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex fell by 158.51 points, or 1 per cent, to 15,722.63 in opening trade today.

PTI

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