Managing currency risks

Adjustment in the rupee exchange rate should not be delayed

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Business Standard Editorial Comment
Economists at the Union Ministry of Finance have done well to highlight the emerging twin-deficit risk. While the government’s revenue will be hit because of the reduction in duties on petroleum products, it is expected to incur higher expenditure, which could worsen the fiscal position. A higher fiscal deficit could widen the current account deficit (CAD) and put further pressure on the rupee. Currency management thus could become a bit tricky in the near term. India’s external account is under pressure, partly because of higher commodity prices. Capital flows that help finance the CAD are also witnessing a reversal due

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First Published: Jun 21 2022 | 10:48 PM IST

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