The rupee resumed lower at 62.90 per dollar as against the last closing level of 62.41 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on initial dollar demand. However, it recovered afterwards to 62.73 per dollar before quoting at 62.82 at 1045 hours. It hovered in a range of 62.73 and 62.90 per dollar during the late morning deals.
    
Month-end dollar demand from importers, mainly oil refiners, affected the rupee sentiment, a forex dealer said.
    
The benchmark Sensex tumbled by 222.32 points or 1.08 percent to 20,424.98 at 1045 hours on broad-based selling pressure due to fall in the global market.
    
This was after US Federal Reserve cut its economic stimulus by USD 10 billion and a report showed China's manufacturing industry had contracted.

(Agencies)

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