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Modi govt’s dollar bond made too many enemies

Now that $10 billion in subscription is unlikely to come in October, masala bonds, or rupee debt sold overseas to global investors, could be the solution.
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RBI pushed for trading platform to make forex cheaper for retailers. But it benefits banks

RBI allowing banks to charge users a ‘pre-agreed flat fee’ affects its intention of reducing retail cost of buying & selling foreign currencies.
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US removes India from its currency monitoring list

On May 2018, India was placed on the list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies along with China, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland.
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Is the Indian rupee overvalued?

From being Asia’s worst performing currency, Indian rupee turned on its head weeks before 2019 elections and further appreciated after BJP’s victory.
Indian two thousand and five hundred rupee banknotes|: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

May need more currency as GDP size increasing, says RBI

Demonetisation caused a shrinkage in currency, but a growing GDP could require more currency in the system. 
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Modi staying away from Parliament amounts to political obscenity

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A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Liberals hated the colours of Modi’s new notes but never understood their politics

The currency note was a prop, the ATM queues an exercise in behavioural psychology.

To stop rupee dive, India needs to move labour away from agriculture

Almost any movement of labour to non-agricultural activity — like construction or serving tourists — will translate into productivity gain.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Revised GDP data shows why Narendra Modi can’t let go of falling rupee

In the absence of reliable jobs data, all that was missing from the Congress' attack was clinching proof that his policies were growth-unfriendly.
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Can India afford the rupee crossing the 70 mark or should the RBI boost the currency?

Currency experts say the rupee is expected to breach the 70-to-a-dollar mark in the next six to eight months. Experts weigh in.

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Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

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Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.