Persistent capital inflows from foreign funds into equity market partly affected the rupee sentiment against the dollar, a Forex dealer said.
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs. 833.40 crore on last Friday as per provisional data from the stock exchanges.
Sensex eased by 2.16 points, or 0.01%, to 19,442.68 at 1100 hrs.
Asian stocks sat mostly lower in the early trade amid concerns about the US fiscal cliff.