Business & Economy

Global funds steer clear of India – Rupee to be Asia’s worst currency

“We say that rupee is Asia’s worst-performing emerging market currency as foreign funds scammed from India’s stock market”, reported by Bloomberg.

The global finds had extracted capital worth $ 4.2 billion from the nation’s stock markets. This led to the rupee’s value decline by 1.9%. Due to the pandemic, the rupee had huge demand and value in the Indian trading market. The Goldman Sachs Group incorporation & Nomura Holdings incorporation had lowered their outlook on equities, citing lofty valuations, the foreigners marketed Indian stocks. There was an all- time trade deficit and also the central bank’s policy differences with the federal reserve adversely affected the rupee value.

B Prasanna, the head of global markets, sales, trading, and research at ICICI bank in Mumbai mentioned about “the monetary policy divergence and widening current account gap have set depreciation in the rupee in the near term”. This was quoted by Bloomberg.

They also stated that by the end of March, QuantArt Market Solutions had speculated a decline of 78% dollar in the rupee. The survey by traders and analysts from Bloomberg had forecasted the rupee at 76.50. It is estimated that in the 4th consecutive year the rupee is expected to fall about 4% this year.

This leads to uneasiness in all Indian markets. The Indian traders had to work hard to uplift the rupee against US dollars. When this is done there will be raise in the rupee against the dollars.

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