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Rupee sheds 12 paise against dollar

PTI 30 Aug 2012, 10:27:02 IST
Mumbai, Aug 30: The rupee declined by 12 paise to 55.74 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on month-end demand from oil importers for the American currency.

Besides increased dollar demand from importers, a lower opening in the domestic equity market put pressure on the rupee, forex dealers said.

The BSE benchmark Sensex fell by 79.47 points, or 0.45 per cent, to 17,411.34 in early trade.

However, dollar's weakness against euro and other currencies overseas after US economic data capped rupee's losses, they added.

The rupee had gained 5 paise to end at 55.62 against the dollar on selling of the American currency by exporters in yesterday's session.