Mumbai: Today the Indian Rupee down 13 paise to 66.55 next to the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on augmented demand for the American unit from importers and banks. Besides, strength in the dollar alongside some other currencies abroad also weighed on the household currency.
Dealers attributed the rupee's depreciates to augmented demand for the US currency and an inferior commencing in the domestic equity market. On Thursday, the rupee had congested at 66.42 against the US dollar, concluding a 6-day winning streak due to mild demand for the American currency. Today for now, the benchmark BSE Sensex decreases 142.73 points or 0.49 per cent to 28,902.55 in opening buys and sell.