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Imran Khan

Pakistani rupee sinks to new low of 150/dollar as IMF bailout conditions begin to bite

Pakistan’s economy is on the brink of collapse, and the IMF sanctioned a $6 billion loan last week on the condition that the rupee be left to perform freely.

Rupee’s advance seems to be causing some discomfort for RBI

The central bank has announced plans to hold a $5 billion foreign-exchange swap auction for a three-year tenor.
Indian currency

RBI is unlikely to change interest rate in monetary review on 5 December

Since the previous policy announcement, the rupee has appreciated against the US dollar and moved above the crucial mark of 70.
Indian rupee

Rupee to nosedive on rising oil prices & political uncertainty, says forecaster

With India importing 80 per cent of its oil needs, the rupee's weakness is also a reflection of the country's vulnerability to higher crude prices.
RBI Governor Urjit Patel

RBI surprises by holding interest rates and shifting to hawkish stance

The six-member monetary policy committee led by RBI Governor Urjit Patel voted 5-1 to keep the repurchase rate at 6.5 per cent.

How America has made a weapon of the dollar to stay put as economic superpower

The dollar allows the nation easily to finance its trade and budget deficits, other than protecting them against balance-of-payments crises.
The rupee hit a record low last Thursday to cross 69 to a dollar | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

The rupee fell past 70/$ and recovered. But don’t take your seatbelts off just yet

Chaos in emerging markets threatens to take the rupee beyond 70.50 by year-end, and America’s Iran threat is making it worse.
Illustration by ThePrint team

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.
According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Looks like rupee will buck doomsday predictions, recover by year-end

Fresh estimate comes amid fears the Indian currency may slip to a record low of 72 against the dollar before 2019.
A bus conductor displays Indian bank rupee notes for a photograph in Coonoor

Rupee slips on crude price resurgence to hit all-time low against dollar

The currency slid 0.7% to as much as 69.0925 per dollar Thursday, past its previous record of 68.8650 reached in November 2016.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.


File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.