Rupee opens weak at 71.21 per dollar

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New Delhi: Indian rupee opened lower on Tuesday at Rs 71.21 per dollar against the previous close of Rs 71.17.

The local currency depreciated by 6 paise to close at 71.17 against the US dollar on Monday amid muted activity in domestic equities and steady rise in crude oil prices.

Brent crude was up 7 cents at $66.46 a barrel by 0105 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was 4 cents higher at $60.56 a barrel.

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