The rupee declined 24 paise to 76.43 against the US dollar in the opening trade on Monday tracking the strength of the dollar and elevated crude oil prices.
At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened on a muted note at 76.41 against the American dollar, then fell and touched an early low of 76.43 in initial deals, registering a fall of 24 paise over its previous close.
On Wednesday, the rupee dipped 4 paise to close at 76.19 against the US dollar.
The forex market was closed on Thursday for Mahavir Jayanti and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti and on Friday on account of Good Friday.
Meanwhile, global oil benchmark Brent crude futures surged 0.97 per cent to USD 112.78 per barrel.
The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, rose 0.18 per cent to 100.67.
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