Besides, growth in industrial production plunging to 0.1 percent in March and retail inflation soared to 5.39 percent in April, also put pressure on the rupee, forex dealers said.

However, the US dollar's weakness against some currencies overseas capped the losses.

Yesterday, the domestic unit had lost 6 paise to close at 66.62 due to higher greenback in the overseas market.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell 238.12 points, or 0.92 percent, to trade at 25,552.10 in morning trade today.

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