Meanwhile, Re plunges by another 36p to 57.87 against greenback
The rupee on Monday weakened by 36 paise to close at 57.87 against the US currency on fresh dollar demand from importers and some banks even as RBI kept its policy rates on hold and stock markets posted gains.
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the local unit resumed weak at 57.70 a dollar and moved in a range of 57.55 and 57.90 during the day. It settled at 57.87, a fall of 36 paise or 0.63 per cent. Last Friday, it had risen by 47 paise or 0.81 per cent.
'Rupee started the week on a weak note by depreciating more than half per cent during the day against dollar as dollar index which measures the greenback against a basket of six other currencies traded strong against the other major currencies,' Pramit Brahmbhatt, CEO, Alpari Financial Services (India) said.
'The trading range for the Spot $/` pair is expected to be within 57.40 to 58.10,' he added.
Renewed dollar demand from banks and importers in view of firm dollar overseas mainly affected the rupee value, a forex dealer said.
Sustained capital outflows also weighed on rupee, the dealer said. FIIs pulled out Rs 305.68 crore last Friday as per provisional data with stock exchanges.