Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The rupee on Monday fell by 45 paise to 66.15 against the dollar in early trade, at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on month-end dollar demand from importers amid strengthening of the US currency overseas.
At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local currency resumed 66.15 from the previous close of 65.70 against dollar after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised not to resort to capital controls or reverse economic reforms to tackle turbulence in markets.
In the Asian market, the yen slipped 0.4 percent to 98.48 yen to the dollar, pulling well away from last week's low of 96.81, and eased 0.2 percent to 129.995 to the euro.
Meanwhile, Oil and gold prices in the international market fell as investors unwound their positions after the U.S. delayed a military strike against the Syrian government, which is accused of using chemical weapons against civilians.
First Published: Monday, September 2, 2013, 09:12