The rupee should pull back Wednesday from the one-week low reached in the previous session, supported by expectations for foreign fund inflows and the dollar's losses overseas.

* Asian shares were higher, but gains were capped by a cut to Spain's sovereign credit rating from Moody's Investors Service that kept investors' risk appetite in check.

* At 0230 GMT, the MSCI index of Asian stocks ex-Japan was up 0.7 percent while the Nifty India stock futures traded in Singapore were 0.3 percent higher, suggesting a higher start to the local market.

* The rupee is affected by foreign fund flows into and out of the domestic sharemarket which will be watched for cues during the day.

* Traders forecast the rupee to open around 49.15 per dollar and move in a 49.10 to 49.40 range. It had ended 0.7 percent weaker on Tuesday at 49.29/30, after dropping to 49.36, its weakest since Oct. 12.

* The euro inched lower on Wednesday after Moody's cut Spain's government debt rating by two notches, giving up some gains made on a report that France and Germany have reached a deal to bolster the euro zone's bailout fund.

* The euro was trading at $1.3763, compared with $1.3699 when the rupee closed on Tuesday. The index of the dollar against six major currencies was at 77.023 points, sharply below 77.314 on Tuesday.