| Rupee hits new all-time low of 71.37, drops 16 paise against US dollar|
The rupee Tuesday slumped 16 paise against the dollar to trade at a life-time low of 71.37 on strong demand for the US currency.
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange, the local currency opened at a record low of 71.24 against a dollar, down from its previous close of 71.21, and weakened further to trade at a fresh low of 71.37, down 16 paise.Forex dealers said besides strong demand for the American currency from importers, capital outflows too weighed on the domestic currency.
The dollar strengthened against some currencies overseas as investors bid up safe haven assets amid tensions over global trade and strains in emerging market currencies.
A sharp rally in global crude prices further dampened the overall trading sentiment.