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

Moving in tandem with equities, the rupee on Thursday tumbled 44 paise, posting its biggest drop in nearly a month, to end at 60.19 against the dollar.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex was up by 167.57 points or 0.66 percent, at 25,540.32 in morning trade on Friday.


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