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India's forex reserves climb to $590.78 billion with a $4.67 billion rise

EditorVenkatesh Jartarkar
Published 11/10/2023, 02:09 PM
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In a notable financial update, India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves have surged by $4.672 billion, reaching a seven-week peak of $590.783 billion for the week ending on November 3. This increase was highlighted in Mumbai on November 10 by a syndicated news feed and comes after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reported a $2.6 billion rise in the week ending October 27.

The RBI Governor, Shaktikanta Das, addressed the nation on Wednesday, detailing India's current account deficit as manageable and outlining the central bank's strategy to mitigate risks by boosting forex reserves. The Indian rupee recently hit a record low against the dollar but demonstrated resilience, settling at 83.34 today.

The growth in India's forex reserves is attributed to several factors:

  • An uptick in foreign currency assets
  • A rise in the value of gold holdings
  • Increases in special drawing rights
  • An improved reserve position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

These developments come amidst fluctuations in the rupee-dollar exchange rate dynamics, with the Indian currency showing signs of stability despite recent pressures. The RBI's proactive measures appear to be supporting the rupee and providing a buffer against global financial volatility.

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