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An electronic ticker board indicates British pound to Indian rupee currency exchange rate outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai| Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Indian markets are worried of election ‘bolt from the blue’ on 23 May

Investors are worried about Modi’s ability to repeat his landslide 2014 victory amid a resurgent opposition, farm distress and a job crisis.
The portrait of Mahatma Gandhi is displayed on an Indian 2000 rupee banknote in an arranged photograph in Bangkok, Thailand

Rupee is Asia’s best performing currency but expected to weaken after polls

The currency has shown a tendency to flip directions after polls have been completed, according to a study.
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Rupee, bonds plunge as RBI disappoints with neutral stance

The Indian rupee tumbled the most in three months after RBI lowered the repurchase rate but refrained from shifting to a more easy stance on monetary policy.

Masala bonds are back while rupee strengthens & tax break lures buyers

The RBI has ensured that the rupee is stable which has given international investors the confidence to buy Indian assets including masala bonds, said a portfolio manager.
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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.
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Rupee rallies as India-Pakistan tensions abate but election wall is coming up

The rupee has rebounded about 2% since early February, and is no longer the worst performer this year among Asia's emerging market currencies.
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Rupiah will beat rupee in battle of high-yielders, Goldman says

India faces a less predictable outcome at its general elections this year compared to Indonesia.
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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.
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Modi should thank Trump & oil prices for rupee recovery

The reprieve couldn’t have come at a better time for Modi as the opposition has used rupee’s depreciation to criticise his economic management.
RBI Headquarters in Mumbai | Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images

Urjit Patel won the first round in RBI vs Centre, but the war isn’t over

The timing of RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya’s scathing speech was impeccable.

On Camera

Dead men talking

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

Defence

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.