The rupee opened lower by three paise at 66.89/$ as against the previous close of 66.86/$.
The same saw US indices trade in a tight range & close with marginal losses, despite better than expected results from the 'big blue' IBM which beat market expectations.
The cabinet has given in-principle approval to strategic stake sales in some state-owned companies on the recommendations of government think-tank NITI Aayog.
With a new series today & the festive 'Diwali' muhurat session on Sunday expect range bound trade prevailing today with stock/sector specific action. Earnings from a host of corporates will keep participants busy as results flow out in full fervor.