NEW DELHI, Sept 15 India's government sent mixed
messages on Thursday whether it wanted a weaker rupee, with
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying she had not told a
reporter the government was discussing a devaluation but
stopping short of an outright denial.
"I had no conversation on devaluation of any currency with
any news correspondent. Any quotes/mentions referring to me on
this topic baseless," Sitharaman said in a tweet in response to
reports that her department had called for a devaluation.
The finance ministry, which has a far more central role in
economic policy, denied that any discussion on a devaluation had
(Reporting by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Krishna N. Das)