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Indian Rupee INR

 

Detailed information and fundamental factors

Central Bank: Reserve Bank of India

Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2016: 52.3%

Trade Balance, 2016: -$118.7 bln.

Inflation, 2016: 5.2%

Sovereign Credit Ratings:

Fitch
BBB-
Stable
Moody's
Baa3
Positive
S&P
BBB-
Stable

Supporting Factors

High-yielding interest rates

medium

Factors of Weakness

High-risk emerging country

medium

The Indian rupee is the official currency of the Republic of India. It replaced all the currencies of the previously autonomous states following independence in 1947.



Indian Rupee News Archive

Rupee Weakens as India’s Economic Growth Slows

The Indian rupee fell against the US dollar today among concerns about India’s slowing economic growth and the bout of risk aversion on the Forex market.

Indian Rupee Weaker After Central Bank Cuts Interest Rates

The Indian rupee was down a little against the US dollar following yesterday’s decision of India’s central bank to reduce interest rates in order to support economic growth.

Indian Rupee Stronger After RBI Policy Meeting

The Indian rupee managed to gain against the US dollar today following yesterday’s monetary policy meeting. While India’s central bank retained its dovish bias, it was not yet ready to make another reduction of borrowing costs.

Indian Rupee Drops as RBI Performs Another Interest Rate Cut

The India rupee dropped today after the nation’s central bank cut its interest rate, including the key Bank Rate. The bank also commented on the strength of the currency, considering it excessive. While the currency was down against the US dollar, it managed to outperform the extremely weak euro.

Indian Rupee Drops due to Year-End Dollar Buying

The Indian rupee dropped today for the fourth straight session. Market analysts speculated that the currency dropped as importers were buying dollars to pay for their bills by the end of the year.

Indian Rupee Weakens on Fed Tightening Expectations, Recovers

The Indian rupee declined today on concerns that the planned interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve will deter investors from emerging markets. Yet the currency was able to recover as of now, suggesting that volatility on the market is rising after the Fed meeting and ahead of the holiday period.

Indian Rupee Gains as RBI Remains Passive

The Indian rupee gained today as the nation’s central bank kept its interest rates stable, refraining from monetary easing. At the same time, Governor Raghuram Rajan hinted that the bank is able to cut borrowing costs if necessary.

Indian Rupee Loses Value vs. Dollar

The Indian rupee declined today against the US dollar as speculations about potential monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve continues to support the greenback against other currencies, particularly riskier ones.

Indian Rupee Erases Losses

The India rupee retreated today on speculations that the nation’s central bank intervened in order to prevent excessive appreciation of the currency that may hurt the country’s economic growth. The currency managed to pare losses and resumed its rally as of now.

S&P Comments Bolster Indian Rupee

The Indian rupee climbed after Standard & Poor’s praised the efforts of the country’s government to reduce the budget deficit, which may improve the outlook for India’s sovereign credit rating.

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