India's rupee hits a new record low against US dollar

Indian currency notes of different denominations are seen in this picture illustration taken in Mumbai on April 30, 2012. India's rupee plunged to a fresh record low against the US dollar on Friday over fears that the central bank's measures may not
Indian currency notes of different denominations are seen in this picture illustration taken in Mumbai on April 30, 2012. India's rupee plunged to a fresh record low against the US dollar on Friday over fears that the central bank's measures may not be able to prop up the ailing currency, dealers said. --FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MUMBAI (AFP) - India's rupee plunged to a fresh record low against the US dollar on Friday over fears that the central bank's measures may not be able to prop up the ailing currency, dealers said.

The rupee, one of Asia's worst-performing currencies this year, hit a new low of 62.00 rupees to the greenback, slipping past its previous low of 61.80 rupees on August 6. Against the Singapore dollar, the rupee was trading at 48.63.

The currency has been under pressure for several months on growing concerns that foreign capital could flow back to the United States as the American economy picks up.