The rupee depreciated 12 paise to 74.93 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday monitoring detrimental home equities and strengthening American forex.
The rupee opened on a weak observe at 74.91 on the interbank foreign exchange market, then misplaced additional floor and touched 74.93 against US dollar, down 12 paise over its final shut.
It had settled at 74.81 against the US dollar on Friday.
Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the buck’s power against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.08 per cent to 93.42.
Forex merchants stated international fund outflow, sturdy dollar, muted home equities and rising Covid-19 circumstances dragged the native unit down.
On the home fairness market entrance, the 30-share BSE benchmark Sensex was buying and selling 414.31 factors decrease at 37,192.58 and broader NSE Nifty fell 105.55 factors to 10,967.90.
Foreign institutional buyers had been internet sellers in the capital market as they offloaded shares value Rs 958.64 crore on Friday, in accordance to provisional alternate knowledge.
Brent crude futures, the worldwide oil benchmark, fell 0.34 per cent to USD 43.37 per barrel.
Meanwhile, the variety of circumstances all over the world linked to Covid-19 has crossed 1.80 crore and in India, the variety of infections topped the 18-lakh mark.