Mumbai, Nov. 18 -- Taking cues from other Asian currencies, Indian rupee weakened against the US dollar on Monday.

The rupee closed at 71.84 a dollar, down 0.07% from its previous close of 71.79. The currency had opened at 71.66 a dollar, touching a high of 71.59 and a low of 71.86.

The currency had opened strong for the third consecutive session today against the US dollar amid mixed cues from other Asian currencies due to uncertainty over the US-China trade deal.

So far this year, rupee has lost 2.89%. Foreign investors have bought $11.97 billion and $5.2 billion in equity and debt markets, respectively.

Asian currencies were trading lower, with Japanese Yen down 0.202%, China Offshore 0.133%, China renminbi 0.100%, Malaysian Ringgi...