Indian Rupee Drops on Fed December Action Speculation

India’s rupee dropped to an eight-week low as U.S. jobs data bolstered the case for the Federal Reserve to trim stimulus. Government bonds advanced.
U.S. payrolls rose 204,000 in October, almost twice as much as economists surveyed by Bloomberg predicted, official data showed Nov. 8. India’s currency was also pressured after the central bank cut direct dollar supplies to oil refiners and before a report tomorrow forecast to show consumer-price inflation accelerated last month.

via Bloomberg

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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