The dollar was firm against major global currencies as signs of a pickup in US inflation reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates, which dampened rupee
sentiment, dealers said.
    
Yesterday, the rupee had declined marginally by 3 paise to 66.03 per dollar on fresh demand for the US currency from bankers and importers.
    
The domestic currency also fell due to a lower opening in the equity markets, they added.
    
The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading lower by 68.80 points or 0.26 percent to 25,795.67 in opening trade.

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