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Forex debt: India Inc faces a tough task as 64% of foreign loans unhedged

Some large companies have not taken cover on dollar loans, which can ruin their financial metrics

Dev Chatterjee  |  Mumbai 

Tata Motors foreign exchange losses in the December quarter are a warning to Indian companies sitting on debts of Rs 8.1 lakh crore, of which 64 per cent is unhedged. Analysts say any further depreciation in the rupee due to changes in the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy will lead to rising losses for energy, metals and mining companies, which have the highest unhedged forex debt.  The rupee depreciated 2.7 per cent against the dollar in 2016 and 9.9 per cent since 2013. Many Indian companies now have large foreign operations with loans in various ...

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Forex debt: India Inc faces a tough task as 64% of foreign loans unhedged

Some large companies have not taken cover on dollar loans, which can ruin their financial metrics

Some large companies have not taken cover on their dollar loans, which can ruin their financial metrics Tata Motors foreign exchange losses in the December quarter are a warning to Indian companies sitting on debts of Rs 8.1 lakh crore, of which 64 per cent is unhedged. Analysts say any further depreciation in the rupee due to changes in the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy will lead to rising losses for energy, metals and mining companies, which have the highest unhedged forex debt.  The rupee depreciated 2.7 per cent against the dollar in 2016 and 9.9 per cent since 2013. Many Indian companies now have large foreign operations with loans in various ... image
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Forex debt: India Inc faces a tough task as 64% of foreign loans unhedged

Some large companies have not taken cover on dollar loans, which can ruin their financial metrics

Tata Motors foreign exchange losses in the December quarter are a warning to Indian companies sitting on debts of Rs 8.1 lakh crore, of which 64 per cent is unhedged. Analysts say any further depreciation in the rupee due to changes in the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy will lead to rising losses for energy, metals and mining companies, which have the highest unhedged forex debt.  The rupee depreciated 2.7 per cent against the dollar in 2016 and 9.9 per cent since 2013. Many Indian companies now have large foreign operations with loans in various ...

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