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04-05-2012, 09:53 AM #1
Rupee down 46 paise against dollar to 51.02
The Indian rupee fell 46 paise to Rs 51.02 against the American currency on the Interbank Foreign Exchange at 11.39 am on Wednesday, weighed down by dollar's gains against other currencies overseas.
Dealers said besides dollar's gains against the euro and other Asian currencies overseas, a weak opening in the stock market also put pressure on the rupee.
The rupee had ended higher by 15 paise at 50.72/73 against the dollar in the previous session amid signs of fresh capital inflows.
Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex declined by 113.26 points, or 0.64 per cent, to 17,484.16 in late morning trade.