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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The rupee's plunge to a record low has worried a wide cross-section of India's society: companies, importers, those going on vacation and students planning to study overseas. But if the weakness persists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's job could become a lot harder just before big state and national elections.
NEW DELHI India would not be concerned if the rupee currency fell to 80 against the dollar after hitting an all-time low of 70.1 on Tuesday, as long as other currencies also depreciated, a senior finance ministry official said.
NEW DELHI India's retail inflation rate eased in July, strengthening views that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will keep interest rates on hold at its review in October after raising them for a second straight meeting on August 1.
NEW DELHI India's central bank will need to gradually tighten monetary policy further due to rising inflation, driven mainly driven by higher oil prices and a falling rupee, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI India plans to delay the imposition of retaliatory duties on U.S. goods, the trade ministry said on Thursday, to allow time to resolve disputes that worsened after President Donald Trump imposed tariff hikes on steel and aluminium.
NEW DELHI The Indian government on Tuesday sought parliament approval to inject 9.8 billion rupees ($142.87 million) in ailing national carrier Air India during the current fiscal year, after efforts to find a buyer for its 76 percent stake in the carrier failed.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Amid all the noise about an increasingly hawkish U.S. Federal Reserve, a trade war and higher oil prices, the Reserve Bank of India's silence is deafening, say investors piling out of the country's bonds.
NEW DELHI Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi surprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday when he interrupted a no-confidence debate by walking across the parliament floor to give his rival a hug.
NEW DELHI Indian authorities will be able to seize assets of fugitives accused of crimes involving sums over 1 billion rupees (£11 million), under a bill approved by the lower house of parliament on Thursday.
NEW DELHI India's annual retail inflation accelerated to a five-month high in June, driven by a weakening rupee as well as surging oil prices, bolstering the chance the central bank will again raise interest rates in coming months.
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