Rupee weakens past 61/dollar to one-month low

MUMBAI Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:57am IST

A customer counts currency outside a currency exchange shop in Kolkata August 29, 2013.  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

A customer counts currency outside a currency exchange shop in Kolkata August 29, 2013.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rupee weakened past the key 61 per dollar mark on Wednesday to hit a one-month low, tracking losses in regional currencies and hurt by good demand for the greenback from oil importers.

The partially convertible rupee was trading at 61.01/02 per dollar by 9:23 a.m., after hitting as much as 61.03, its lowest since March 21.

The rupee closed at 60.76/77 on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Swati Bhat; Editing by Rafael Nam)

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