The rupee today eased marginally by two paise to 45.80 against the US dollar in early trade in line with other weak Asian currencies amid a weak domestic equity market.
At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, the Indian rupee fell by two paise to trade lower at 45.80 a dollar. The rupee had lost 16 paise to close at 45.78/79 in the previous session.
Forex dealers said dollar's gains against other Asian currencies and foreign capital outflows from the local equity markets, mainly weighed on the Indian rupee's sentiment.
The Bombay Stock Exchange index Sensex was down by nearly 49 points at 17,505.50 points in the opening trade today.