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Rupee hits record low of 59.94 against dollar

Discussion in 'World Economy' started by Marqueur, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    The rupee slumped to a record low on Thursday, while stocks and bonds were hit, after the Federal Reserve signalled a tapering of its monetary stimulus, highlighting the country's dependence on foreign capital inflows to fund its current account deficit.

    The rupee fell to a record low of 59.9350 to the dollar, breaching past its all-time low of 58.98 on June 11. The rupee was trading at 59.64 as of 10.40 a.m., down from its 58.71/72 close on Wednesday.

    The BSE Sensex and the Nifty fell more than 2 per cent each. Bond yields jumped, with the benchmark 7.16 per cent 2023 bond yield rising 10 basis points to 7.36 per cent from its previous close.

    Traders are unnerved after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke confirmed that the Fed would begin reducing its stimulus spending later this year. The Fed's tapering of its bond purchases could trigger an outflow from emerging markets including India.

    Outflows from equity markets have added to concerns about the funding of the current account deficit. Foreign fund selling in Indian equities have picked up pace to add to the huge sell-off in debt markets.

    Overseas investors have sold $485 million of Indian shares in five sessions, adding to outflows of $4.7 billion in 18 consecutive sessions of debt selling, as per capital market regulator data.

    Inflows are crucial to bridge India's current account gap and will be needed to fund an estimated $90 billion gap in its balance of payments in the current financial year.

    Credit Agricole has sharply lowered its rupee forecast to 59 to a dollar by end-September from 53.25, highlighting the currency's difficulty to fund its financial constraints.

    Rupee hits record low of 59.94 against dollar - NDTVProfit.com
     
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    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

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    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    Pressure keeps building on this government due to rising cost of living. And Rupee loosing sheen is like the last nail in this governments coffin.
     
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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Whoa Rupee @ 60 :pop: It's good for me though!!
     
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    How? However my friend, this is not good news for anyone. Now we common stupid men has to suffer for high inflation rate, rising fuel price, increase transportation cost etc.

    Damn UPA government.:angry:
     
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    Rock n Rolla Lt. Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    Well I get paid in $, that's why I said that. Agree this is not good for us as a whole, with fuel price hikes & other cost increases.

    Yes UPA govt. s**ks!! :butcher:
     
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