Forex dealers said that besides the dollar's gain against other currencies on upbeat economic data, fresh demand for the American unit from importers put pressure on the rupee but a higher opening in the domestic equity market capped the losses.

The domestic currency had gained nine paise to close at nearly three-week high of 60.67 against the American unit in yesterday's trade on the back of sustained dollar selling by
exporters and a surge in local stocks.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained 36 points, or 0.14 percent, to 26,456.67 in the morning trade on Monday.

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