Mumbai: The rupee on Friday again breached the 56-mark by losing 31 paise to 56.15 against the US dollar in early trade to hit a fresh one-week low, due to strong demand for the American currency from banks and importers.
Besides, the euro stayed bearish against other currencies in overseas markets after taking a hit from the European Central Bank's announcement of no immediate measures to fight the debt crisis, dealers said.
The rupee had lost 37 paise to close at a one-week low of 55.84 on Thursday against the US currency following fresh dollar demand.
The rupee on Friday again breached the 56-mark by losing 31 paise to 56.15 against the US dollar.
Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex fell by 115.95 points, or 0.67 per cent, to 17,108.41 in early trade.