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Rupee ‘holding up well’ compared to market peers & advanced economies, says RBI governor

Shaktikanta Das also said the RBI has been supplying US dollars to the market to ensure adequate supply of liquidity, days after rupee touched 80 against the dollar.

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Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said the rupee is holding up relatively well when compared to the currencies of emerging market peers and advanced economies.

Days after the domestic currency breached the 80-level against the dollar, Das said Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has zero tolerance for volatile and bumpy movement in the rupee and added that the central bank actions have helped in smoother movement.

He said RBI has been supplying US dollars to the market to ensure adequate supply of liquidity to the market and also clarified that the central bank does not target a particular level for the currency.

Further, Das said there was no need to be alarmed by unhedged exposures on foreign borrowings. Bulk of such exposures are by state-owned companies and the government can pitch-in with help if need be, he added.

According to him, the inflation targeting framework has worked well since adopting it in 2016 and stressed that the same should continue in the interest of the economy and the financial sector.

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Also read: Rupee’s fall to 80/dollar will impact twin deficits. But here’s why you shouldn’t panic


 

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