Mumbai/ 2 January 2017. The rupee depreciated by five paise in early trade on Monday to quote at 67.97 against the US dollar on the first trading day of 2017.
The domestic currency had closed 18 paise higher at 67.92 against the greenback in the previous session on December 30, 2016.
Meanwhile, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell 132.37 points, or 0.50 per cent, to 26,494.09 in early trade.(With PTI inputs)