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RBI Battles Against Rupee Slump With Multi-Pronged Strategy

  • The downward pressure on the currency is set to continue: ANZ
  • India’s forex reserves have depleted by $43 billion in 2022
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India’s central bank is fighting on several fronts to slow the rupee’s decline to fresh records, with little respite in sight.

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency. Strategists say that the pressure will continue amid shrinking interest rate differentials with the US, elevated oil prices fueling domestic inflation and a widening trade deficit.