The rupee on Thursday tumbled by 26 paise to trade at a new all-time low of Rs.56.50 against the US dollar in early trade on increased capital outflows and strong demand from importers for the American currency.
Traders said apart from capital outflows by foreign funds, strengthening of dollar against the euro, which plunged to a two-year low on continued euro-zone worries and strong month-end demand from importers, particularly oil refiners, mainly put pressure on the rupee.
On Wednesday, the rupee had lost 57 paise to close at record low of 56.24 despite RBI's efforts to prop it up.
Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex plunged over 148 points, or 0.91 per cent, to 16,164.00 in early trade on Thursday.
DFM Index Shows Flat Performance
The contest between bulls and bears ended without any significant change at Dubai Stock Market on Tuesday 10th December 2013, as DFM index wavering between north and south retreated to 3,101.86 point