- Increased demand for the dollar from importers added to pressure on the rupee.
- Dealers attributed the rupee's fall to dollar gains against other currencies overseas and a lower opening in the domestic equity market.
- Yesterday, the rupee had gained three paise at 68.58 against the US dollar on mild selling of the American currency by banks and exporters despite a higher greenback in overseas markets.
- Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell 141.89 points, or 0.60 percent, to 23,268.29 in morning trade today.
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