Rupee drops to historic low at 53.40 paise vs dollar

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Interbank Rupee rate Vs US Dollar
65.101 United States Dollar
Interbank Rupee rate Vs Euro
76.722 Euro
Interbank Rupee rate Vs British Pound
85.937 British Pound Sterling
Interbank Rupee rate Vs Japanese Yen
0.574 Japanese Yen
Interbank Rupee rate Vs Singapore Dollar
47.865 Singapore Dollar
Mumbai, Dec 13: The Indian rupee tanked by 56 paise to a historic low of Rs 53.40 per US dollar in early trade today (Dec 3) due to persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of a higher dollar in overseas markets and weak domestic equity markets.

The rupee resumed lower at Rs 53.10/11 per dollar on the Interbank Foreign Exchange, as against its previous close of Rs 52.84/85 per dollar, and dropped further to an all-time low of Rs 53.40 per dollar before quoting at Rs 53.27/28 per dollar at 1030 hours.

Sustained dollar demand from banks and importers in view of a stronger dollar in overseas markets and foreign capital outflows affected the rupee value against the dollar, a forex dealer said.

The US dollar gained against major currency rivals in the New York market yesterday, while the euro fell to its lowest level in two weeks amid renewed concerns that European leaders aren't doing enough to contain the region's sovereign debt crisis.

Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex was down by 12 points, or 0.07 per cent, in early trade.


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