Rupee falls past 72.50 vs dollar for the first time: The rupee on Monday hit another record low of 72.25 against the dollarNSE -1.37 % in early trade on account of sustained buying of the American currency by banks and importers. The local currency opened 36 paise down at 72.10 against the greenback. The dollar inched higher against a basket of currencies on Monday following robust US August jobs data and amid fears of a potential.
Meanwhile, domestic equity markets opened in red following subdued global cues. The BSE Sensex was trading 90 points, or 0.23 per cent, down at 38,300 at around 9.20 am (IST), while the NSE Nifty index was down 30.95 points, or 0.27 per cent, at 11,558 at around the same time.