Forex dealers said besides dollar's gain against other currencies overseas, increased demand for the American currency from importers put pressure on the rupee.
    
They said, however, a higher opening in the domestic equity market limited rupee's losses. The rupee had closed 8 paise higher at 61.19 against the US dollar on Tuesday.
    
Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex rose by 84.14 points, or 0.43 percent, to 19,313.98 in morning trade on Wednesday.

(Agencies)

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