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Rupee falls to 2-yr low, recovers

Rupee falls to 2-yr low, recovers
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The Indian rupee dipped to its lowest level in over two years against the US dollar in the early hours of trade on Friday, mainly on account of the gaining strength of the American currency, but recovered somewhat a bit on some likely sales by the central bank.

Mumbai: The Indian rupee dipped to its lowest level in over two years against the US dollar in the early hours of trade on Friday,

mainly on account of the gaining strength of the American currency, but recovered somewhat a bit on some likely sales by the central bank.

The Indian currency was at 66.88 to a dollar at one point, falling nearly 40 paise in two days on account of selling by foreign funds.

But some dollar sales by public sector banks, ostensibly at the behest of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), cushioned the losses, analysts said.

A spike of over 150 points or 0.57 percent in Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) -- also helped the rupee to harden a bit.

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