Rupee Falls; Emerging Markets under Pressure

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February 4, 2014 4:07 PM EST

The rupee is trading at 62.72, down from Monday's close of 62.56/57, after hitting as low as 62.83 earlier.

Emerging markets are under pressure after data showing U.S. manufacturing activity slowed sharply raises risk aversion. The dollar index up 0.15 percent against a basket of six major currencies.

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An employee arranges Indian currency notes at a cash counter inside a bank in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura

"Probable RBI intervention and exporter selling may come above 63. Already some people are looking to sell above 62.80 levels," said Subramanian Sharma, director at Greenback Forex.

The BSE Sensex falls 1 percent, hitting its lowest intraday level since October 9

Foreign investors sold Indian shares worth a net $117.40 million on Monday, provisional exchange data shows, after selling a net $523 million in the previous six sessions.

Overseas funds sold a net $33.75 million in debt on Monday, the data showed.

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An employee arranges Indian currency notes at a cash counter inside a bank in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura
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