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Rupee tumbles 42 paise against US dollar

 PTI |  2016-11-15 13:09:55.0  |  Mumbai

Rupee tumbles 42 paise against US dollar

Forex dealers said continued demand for the American unit from importers and the greenback's persistent gains against other Asian currencies since Donald Trump's unexpected win in the US presidential election on November 8, putting pressure on the rupee.

On Friday, the rupee had lost 62 paise to end at over three-month low level of 67.25 against the American currency on fears of capital outflows amid resurgent dollar overseas.

Forex market remained closed yesterday on account of 'Guru Nanak Jayanti'.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex plunged by 344.27 points, or 1.28 per cent, to 26,474.55 in early trade today.

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