Are There Worrying Signs For India in the FX Markets?

India entered 2018 with the resolve to turn around its economy, but signs of stress have shown up in one barometer: the currency.The Indian rupee, which strengthened 6.75 percent against the U.S. dollar last year, has been on a general downtrend since the start of 2018. The currency on Monday hit its lowest in 15 months to trade at 67.13 rupees against a dollar — that’s a 5.15 percent fall for the year so far.And the currency is expected to weaken further, according to analysts including those from Australian bank ANZ and Dutch lender ING.

Source: Indian economy: Rupee depreciates on higher oil prices, capital outflows – CNBC

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Currency Analyst at OANDA
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC and BBC. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and he is recognized as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.