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Usha Thorat heads RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets

The RBI task force on Offshore Rupee Markets (ORM), headed by Usha Thorat, has suggested liberal currency market for offshore users. The panel recommended that onshore market hours may be suitably extended to match the flexibility provided by the offshore markets (or NDF markets). This is aimed at incentivizing non-residents to hedge in the onshore ..

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US labels China a Currency Manipulator

The US has declared that China as a currency manipulator. The move could further fuel the ongoing trade war between the two countries. The US has alleged that China’s Central Bank is pushing for depreciation of Yuan as retaliation for new US tariffs. Why China is called Currency Manipulator? It has been alleged that People’s ..

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United States designates China as currency manipulator

The United States has designated China a “currency manipulator”, following the devaluation of the Yuan. The move could escalate the tense trade relations between the two nations. The US action came after China allowed its yuan to weaken past the key seven-per-dollar level for the first time in more than a decade. This decision will ..

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Switzerland removed from US currency watchlist

The Trump administration has recently removed India and Switzerland from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners. Both the countries were removed from the list because for two consecutive reports they had both met only one of three criteria necessary for inclusion on the monitoring list. According to the report, India had a significant ..

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RBI signs a $75 billion Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) with Japan’s central Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) have signed a Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) for $75 billion that will help in bringing greater stability in foreign exchange and capital markets in the country. The pact will enables both countries to swap their local currencies (i.e., either Japanese yen or Indian rupee) ..

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