NEW DELHI - The Indian rupee tumbled 26 paise to end at a near two-week low of 72.91 against the US dollar Monday amid a strengthening greenback and steady capital outflows.
Higher US Treasury yields, which rose above the 3% mark, boosted the appeal for the dollar, analysts said.
The dollar rose to near 1-month highs against global currencies.
Meanwhile, the local unit opened at 72.61, marginally higher as compared to its Friday's close of 72.65.
It touched a low of 72.95 on strong dollar demand, before recovering to 72.60.
The rupee finally closed at 72.91, down 26 paise.