The rupee resumed lower at 66.29 per dollar as against the last closing level of 66.00 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market and dropped further to a low of 66.90 per dollar.
However, it trimmed its losses and was quoted at 66.78 per dollar at 10:40 am. It hovered in a range of 66.25 per dollar and 66.90 per dollar during the late morning deals.
In the global market, the British pound rose on Monday  after upbeat manufacturing data confirmed the UK is seeing signs of recovery, while the dollar also moved broadly higher ahead of a rush of data and central-bank policy decisions due this week.
Crude oil prices eased in Asian trade on Tuesday on receding fears of an immediate US intervention in Syria but upbeat global economic data capped losses, analysts said. Meanwhile, the Indian benchmark sensex dropped by 140 points or 0.74 percent to 18,746.27 at 10:40 am.


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