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Mumbai, Sep 29: The rupee depreciated by 25 paise to 61.40 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to month-end demand for the US currency from importers amid a weak opening in the domestic equity market. Also Read - ECB Terminates Players' Contracts For The Hundred

Forex dealers said besides the dollar’s gains against other currencies overseas after US data showed the economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2011 during the April-June quarter, fresh demand from importers for the American unit put pressure on the rupee. Also Read - Zee Digital Witnesses Remarkable Growth, Ranks 3rd on ComScore In January 2020 In News & Information Category

The rupee had recovered by 19 paise to close at 61.15 against the dollar in Friday’s trade in tune with local equities. Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by 82.11 points, or 0.31 per cent, to 26,544.21 in early trade today.