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Mumbai, Dec 30: Continuing its slide for the fifth consecutive day, the rupee lost 10 paise to over 13-month low of 63.77 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to sustained year-end demand for the American currency from importers. Also Read - US Dollar Rises as Fears Over US-Iran Tensions Ease

Forex dealers said the dollar’s strength against other currencies in the global market also put pressure on the rupee but sustained rise in domestic equities capped the fall. Also Read - Rupee Slips Below 72-mark Against USD Amid Ongoing Economic Crisis

The domestic currency had closed lower by 10 paise to 63.67 against the Greenback following sustained dollar demand from importers. Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 82.57 points, or 0.30 per cent, at 27,478.30 in early trade today