The rupee depreciated by 13 paise to settle at 73.05 (provisional) against the US dollar on Thursday, tracking muted domestic equities and a strengthening American currency.
At the interbank forex market, the rupee opened at 73.13 against the greenback and hit an intra-day high of 73.04 and a low of 73.15.
It finally finished at 73.05, lower by 13 paise over its last close. On Wednesday, the rupee had ended at 72.92.
Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, advanced 0.08 per cent to 90.71.