Besides, fresh demand for the dollar from importers weighed on the local currency but a higher opening in the domestic equity market, limited the rupee's losses, forex dealers said.

The rupee had strengthened by three paise at 62.82 against the US dollar in Wednesday's trade on persistent selling of the American currency by banks and exporters amid fresh foreign capital inflows into the equity market.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex regained the 28,000-mark by rising 164.34 points, or 0.58 percent, at 28,054.47 in morning trade.

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