Rupee hits new low of 83.67 vs $ on outflows


MUMBAI: Rupee hit a historic low of 83.67 towards the greenback on Thursday, pushed down by outflows and importer demand.
The forex opened round Wednesday’s shut of 83.46 and dropped to 83.67 within the second half. Dealers stated that RBI had not intervened in an enormous means, which led to the rupee closing weaker. Although there have been vital outflows, sellers stated the weakening was influenced by international elements together with a powerful greenback and weak point within the Chinese yuan.
“While the key development that the market is waiting for is the Budget, there is now some speculation on the exact quantum of inflows from the inclusion in the JP Morgan Emerging Markets Index expected at the end of this month,” stated KN Dey, a foreign exchange marketing consultant. “A large potential inflow should have resulted in some activity in the non-deliverable forward market. I feel that in the short term, the rupee will trade in the 83.45-83.75 range until the Budget,” he added.

Foreigners had been promoting shares however shopping for govt securities on account of anticipation of the JP Morgan Index inclusion.
“The Indian cabinet’s approval of higher MSP for 14 kharif crops for the 2024-25 season, alongside increasing crude oil prices, heightened demand for dollars, resulted in the rupee reaching a historic low. Nevertheless, the considerable inflows into Indian equities and bond markets could strengthen the rupee in the near future,” stated Rahul Kalantri, VP at Mehta Equities.
“A close above 83.50 would be unfavourable for the rupee, leading to further depreciation towards the 83.95 and 84.2 levels,” he added. Dealers said that regardless of hitting a new low, the motion was not a trigger for concern, as different Asian currencies have additionally weakened towards the greenback.

Nilesh Desai
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