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The falling rupee has a surprising new reason: The Reserve Bank of India

The rupee is seen sliding to 75 per dollar by year-end, according to median of 10 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

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.
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Indian rupee at historic low, falls 43 paise to hit 73.34 against dollar

Forex dealers cite strong demand for the dollar from importers and fears of rising fiscal deficit and capital outflows as factors
An Indian 2,000 rupee, bottom, and 500 rupee banknotes

Oil shock puts rupee on course to beat taper-tantrum losses in 2013

Predictions that crude could return to $100 per barrel signal that things may get a lot worse for rupee in final 3 months of 2018.

RBI & Modi govt come together to fight falling rupee & cash crunch at the same time

RBI has allowed banks to dip further into statutory liquidity reserves to help them meet their liquidity coverage ratio needs after Modi govt raised custom duties.
A bus conductor displays Indian bank rupee notes for a photograph in Coonoor

Rupee rout prompts Modi govt to raise customs duties on $12 billion of goods

The taxes on 19 items will be effective Thursday as Modi govt seeks to narrow the current-account deficit and support the rupee.

Modi govt plans to cut imports to counter falling rupee

As the rupee plunges, the Narendra Modi government has decided to cut the imports of goods including electronics and steel.
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India’s software exports are not the answer to the rising oil bill

Attention has to be focused on the relative stagnation in merchandise exports over the medium term.
File photo of Indian currency | Bloomberg

IMF estimates rupee’s depreciation to be only 6-7%

The world body warned that the rupee depreciation would jack up the prices of imported goods such as oil and petroleum products.
File photo of Indian currency | Bloomberg

Rupee recovers to a 18-month record high, Modi govt expected to announce measures

As the rupee breaks all records, the Narendra Modi government is expected to announce measures to support the currency. 

On Camera

Vivek Oberoi as PM Narendra Modi during the shoot of his upcoming film 'PM Narendra Modi', in Varanasi | PTI

Only thing missing from Vivek Oberoi’s Narendra Modi is the cape

PM Narendra Modi fits perfectly as a sequel to Bal Narendra and as a prequel to Akshay Kumar’s ‘apolitical’ interview with Modi.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get 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.