The rupee touched the 52 per dollar mark for the first time in 32-1/2 months on Monday as domestic equities weakened and oil importers bought dollars.

Rupee

Rupee

At 3:13 p.m. (0943 GMT), the partially convertible rupee was at 52.00 per dollar, 1.3 percent weaker than Friday's close of 51.3350/3450, after touching 52.02, its weakest level since March 5, 2009.