Rupee slumps 34 paise against US dollar in early trade

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 04, 2015 10:30 IST

Extending its losing streak for the third straight day, the rupee plunged by 34 paise to 66.99 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday on strong demand for the American currency from banks and importers amid sustained capital outflows.

Forex dealers said gains in the dollar against major global currencies and a lower opening in the domestic equity markets, weighed on the rupee.

The rupee had dropped by 6 paise to close at 66.65 in Thursday’s trade on sustained demand for US dollars by banks and importers on the back of higher greenback overseas.

Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex dropped further by 201.35 points, or 0.77%, to 25,685.27 in early trade.

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