Last week the Indian Rupee touched a historic low (60.80) as fears Fed tapering fears seized the market. Those fears are proving to be founded as on Friday’s Non-farm payroll report the US economy added 195,000 jobs, beating analyst expectations by around 30,000. The INR continues to fall against the USD and is now trading above the 61.10 price level which is now the new historic low for the currency.
Internationally Central Banks from Europe and the United Kingdom maintained their rates with a promise of low rates dispelling fears of a global end of QE. However the US employment announcement benefited the dollar across the board as it is seen as another proof of sustained economic recovery.
The Reserve Bank of India Governor talked to the press before the NFP release and did not add anything beyond the well known mandate of the central bank. Volatility is not their main concern and the CB does not have a price target or a band for the currency. That being said there were rumours last week that the RBI was calling trading desks and asking for a reduction of speculative INR positions.
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