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Rupee opens sharply lower against dollar

Rupee opens sharply lower against dollar

Rupee opens sharply lower against dollar
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By CNBC-TV18 Jan 27, 2020 9:10:25 AM IST (Updated)

The rupee started at 71.51 per dollar against Friday's close of Rs 71.32.

The Indian rupee opened Monday's session on a sharply lower note against dollar. The domestic currency started at 71.51 per dollar against Friday's close of Rs 71.32.

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(With inputs from Reuters)
 
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