Besides, a fresh demand for the US currency from importers and banks also weighed on the domestic currency, forex dealers said.

The rupee had ended 15 paise higher at 66.32 against the US dollar on Tuesday amid lower greenback in overseas markets. Forex market remained closed yesterday on account of "Gurunanak Jayanti".

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex advanced by 103.98 points, or 0.40 percent, to 25,879.72 in morning trade today.

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