Besides, dollar's strength against major currencies overseas after the Federal Reserve's minutes of its last policy meeting released on Wednesday indicated that the central bank was committed to scaling back its asset-buying programme weighed on the domestic currency, dealers said.

    
They said weak domestic fundamentals such as large current account deficit and continued capital outflows too put pressure on the rupee.
    
The rupee had lost 86 paise to close at Rs 64.11 after dipping to 64.54 against the dollar in the previous session. Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex fell 76 points, or 0.42 percent, to 17,829.91 in early morning trade.

(Agencies)

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