Currency Updates: Today, Expanding its recent losses, the rupee fell 6 paise to 66.77 as compared to the dollar ahead of an extended weekend.
The native currency had declined 18 paise to ends near 66.71 a dollar on yesterday amid persistent dollar requirement from banks & importers.
The fall down in the rate of exchange could have been severe in the last few session following terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium, but the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) going to sold dollars through state-owned banks to support the local unit, a Reuters report told, citing three currency traders.
The dollar of US, which tracks the movement of USD against a basket of six major world currencies, rose by 0.04 per-cent to 95.68.
The domestic currency market will remain closed on tomorrow on account of Holi & Friday for Good Friday.