Rupee approaching 2013 low following RBI’s Non-Affirmation

India’s central bank has spent the last few weeks making a concerted effort to prop up the battered rupee, but its latest rhetoric may have already undone that hard work with the currency back within sight of record lows against the dollar.

The rupee weakened to a two-week low at about 59.92 per dollar on Tuesday, reversing all the gains made since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said earlier this month that it would support its currency via monetary tightening measures.

The fall in the rupee followed a statement from the central bank on Tuesday after its monetary policy meeting in which it said it would unwind the recent liquidity tightening measures when stability returns to the currency market.

“The RBI has alluded to rolling back the rupee-supportive measures and that sends a message to the market that it implemented those measures in a half-hearted way,” said Vishnu Varathan, market economist at Mizuho Corporate Bank in Singapore.


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Mingze Wu

Mingze Wu

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Based in Singapore, Mingze Wu focuses on trading strategies and technical and fundamental analysis of major currency pairs. He has extensive trading experience across different asset classes and is well-versed in global market fundamentals. In addition to contributing articles to MarketPulseFX, Mingze centers on forex and macro-economic trends impacting the Asia Pacific region.
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