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Currency Swap Agreement Framework revised For SAARC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to further economic cooperations within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries, the framework on currency swap agreement has been revised on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The currency swap facility for the SAARC member countries came into effect on 15th November 2012. The current ..

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 ..

RBI to issue new 20 Rupees denomination Banknotes

The Reserve Bank of India is all set to issue new ?20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The new note bears the signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor of RBI. The ?20 note is greenish-yellow in colour and has a motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse, depicting the country’s cultural heritage. ..

Ellora Caves motif of greenish-yellow Rs 20 denomination banknotes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently announced that it will shortly issue Rs 20 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. The new denomination has motif of Ellora Caves on the reverse that depicts the country’s cultural heritage. It also contains a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the centre, with micro letters ..

Rupee depreciates by 12 paise to 68.98 against US Dollar

The rupee is depreciated by 12 paise to 68.98 against the US dollar in early trade today on increased demand for the US currency from importers and rising crude prices. Yesterday, the rupee had appreciated by 10 paise to end at 68.86 against the US dollar following a robust response to RBI’s maiden rupee-dollar swap ..

Usha Thorat head of RBI task force on offshore rupee markets

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently constituted an 8-member task force headed by its former deputy governor Usha Thorat to examine issues related to offshore rupee markets and recommend policy measures to ensure the stability of the external value of the domestic currency. The task force will assess the causes behind the development ..

Nepal bans all Indian currency notes above Rs 100

The Nepal government has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations in the country. The decision will adversely affect Nepalese labourers working in India as well as Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan nation. Currently, India is Nepal’s largest trade partner and supplies the majority of its ..

RBI to issue new 100 Rupee notes with Rani Ki Vav

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon issue new Rs 100 denomination currency notes in the Mahatma Gandhi series. The base colour of the new denomination is lavender and contains other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme both at the observe and reverse. The dimension of the banknote will be 66m ..