Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicForex reserves

Topic: Forex reserves

How Sri Lanka’s overnight flip to total organic farming has led to an economic disaster

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was forced to impose an economic emergency on 31 August to contain soaring food inflation, and currency devaluation and forex reserves crisis.

Forex reserves surge by $16.66 to record high of $633.55 billion in August

The surge was due to an increase in special drawing rights holdings, RBI data showed. IMF made an allocation of SDR 12.57 billion to India in August this year.

Forex reserves decline by $2.47 billion to $616.89 billion in August

The decrease in the reserves was due to a drop in the foreign currency assets (FCAs), a major component of the overall reserves, RBI data showed.

How Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh rescued India in 1991 and made history

The reforms were undertaken exactly 30 years ago, at a time when India was facing its worst economic crisis. Here’s a look at what led to the crisis and how India weathered it.

5 reasons why India needs to add to its record foreign exchange reserves of $608 billion

The hoard may help reassure investors and credit-rating companies about the Modi government’s ability to meet its debt obligations despite a deteriorating fiscal outlook.

Why RBI’s hoarding of forex reserves over currency concerns will be counter-productive

RBI’s dollar reserves now stand at $608 billion, making India the fifth-largest reserve holding country in the world.

India’s forex reserves cross record $600 billion-mark for first time

The foreign exchange reserves surge was helped by a rise in foreign currency assets (FCA), a major component of the overall reserves, as per weekly data by the RBI.

India’s forex reserves are crossing $600 billion & will help deal with global volatility: RBI

The reserves are enough to cover around 15 months of imports and have been bolstered by rising inflows into the booming stock market and foreign direct investments.

India’s forex reserves may have crossed record $600 bn: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The country's foreign exchange reserves rose by $2.865 billion to a record high of $592.894 billion for the week ended 21 May, boosted by gold and currency assets, as per RBI data.

RBI’s dollar mopping spree could slow down as US puts India on currency watchlist

The US treasury has placed India under the currency manipulator watchlist. It says India intervened in the FX market in a sustained, asymmetric manner.

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Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


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India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.