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Rupee tests 68 per dollar; trades at lowest level since September 2013

The rupee tumbled by more than 30 paise to test 68 against the dollar on Wednesday.


Rupee tests 68 per dollar; trades at lowest level since September 2013

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: The rupee tumbled by more than 30 paise to test 68 against the dollar on Wednesday, mainly due to strong demand for the American unit from importers and banks amid a lower opening in the domestic equity market.

Moreover, sustained capital outflows weighed on the domestic unit but the dollar's weakness against some other currencies overseas capped the rupee's fall, traders said.

The rupee had closed three paise higher at 67.65 against the US currency in yesterday's trade on fresh selling of dollars by banks and exporters amidst a recovery in equities.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex plunged 412.95 points, or 1.69 per cent to 24,066.89 in early trade.

With PTI Inputs

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