Forex dealers said besides strengthening of dollar against other currencies in global market after US Fed stated that it would keep its easy-money policy, increased demand for the American unit from importers and a weak opening in the domestic equity market put pressure on the rupee.

The rupee had ended 13 paise higher at 60.92 against the greenback in Wednesday's trade following sustained dollar selling by exporters.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 118.09 points, or 0.44 percent, to 26,513.20 in early trade on Thursday.

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