paise from Wednesday's close of 155-156-1/2 paise.
Far-forward contracts maturing in December also softened to 316-1/2-318-1/2 from 317-319 paise. The RBI has fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 53.2890 and for euro at 72.2325.
The rupee edged up further against the pound sterling to 84.03 from last close of 84.04 while recovered slightly against the euro to 72.11 from 72.26. It, however, fell back against the Japanese yen to 58.48 per 100 yen from previous close of 58.41.