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Currency internationalisation: India pushes for rupee trade with Cuba

In July, the RBI had unveiled a mechanism to settle international transactions in rupee to promote the growth of global trade, with emphasis on exports from India

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India exported goods worth $26.57 million during the last fiscal year, while imports were to the tune of $1 million only (Photo: Reuters)

Shreya NandiNikunj Ohri New Delhi
The Centre is pushing for bilateral trade with Cuba and its settlement in rupee as a part of its strategy to internationalise the domestic currency.

A delegation from Cuba, including officials from its central bank, met Indian government officials and banks last month to discuss bilateral trade and settlement using the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) payment mechanism in rupee, said people aware of the matter.

Since the Cuban nation has opened up its economy and is looking to implement reforms to attract investments from India, Cuban banks have evinced interest in opening special rupee vostro accounts (SRVAs) with Indian

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First Published: Sep 19 2022 | 8:43 PM IST

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