Besides, weakness in the dollar against other currencies overseas supported the rupee, forex dealers said.

The rupee had lost 8 paise to close at 66.52 against the US dollar yesterday on month-end demand for the American currency from importers despite a lower greenback overseas.

The benchmark BSE Sensex was quoting lower by 55.65 points, or 0.21 percent, to 25,547.45 in morning trade.

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