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Rupee dips 47p to fresh 2-month low of 63.71 against $

The rupee continued to slide against the dollar for the fifth day in a row and closed down 47 paise at a fresh two-month low of 63.71 on Tuesday amid bearish local equities and demand for the US currency from importers.

A firm dollar overseas also weighed on the rupee as the dollar index, consisting of six major global rivals, was up by 0.28 per cent.

At the interbank foreign exchange market, the domestic currency resumed lower at 63.35 and moved in a range of 63.30 to 63.84 against the dollar before settling at 63.71, a fall of 47 paise or 0.74 per cent.

The rupee has plunged 209 paise, or 3.39 per cent, in five straight sessions. It is at the lowest level since closing at 63.84 on 10 September.
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