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Rupee tumbles 35 paise against dollar

Forex dealers said rupee faltered on weak opening at the stock market, high demand for US dollar from importers, and high oil prices, which hovered around $90 a barrel.

twitter-logo PTI   Mumbai     Last Updated: December 8, 2010  | 13:42 IST

The Indian rupee snapped out of its last six-session winning spree and slumped 46 paise to 45.10 per dollar in the early trade on fresh dollar demand from banks on the back of higher dollar overseas.

At the Interbank Foreign Exchange market, the domestic unit opened at 44.90/92 per dollar, against the overnight closing level of 44.64/65 per dollar and dropped further to 45.10 before quoting at 45.00/02 per dollar at 10.30 am.

The US dollar extended gains against major currencies on Tuesday in New York market after reversing a loss against the euro before the Irish parliament voted on its deficit- slashing austerity budget.

Oil fell in Asian trade today as traders booked profits after prices reached two-year high on Monday, analysts said.

New York's main contract, light sweet crude for January delivery, slid by 67 cents to 88.02 dollars per barrel.

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