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Rupee breaches again 70-mark, falls 27 paise against US dollar

Updated : August 23, 2018 10:15 AM IST

The rupee on Thursday fell 27 paise against the dollar to trade near 70.08 again amid strong demand for the US currency after the US Fed released minutes of its policy meet on Wednesday.
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange, the local currency opened at a low of 70.03 a dollar, down from its previous close of 69.81, and weakened further to trade at a 70.08, down by 27 paise.
Forex dealers said increased demand for the US currency from importers and its gains against other currencies overseas on expectations of rising US interest rates, put pressure on the rupee.
Rupee breaches again 70-mark, falls 27 paise against US dollar
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