The partially convertible rupee ended up 0.64% to 81.34 per greenback, having sprinted to a excessive of 81.16 in the course of the session.
Two merchants confirmed the bounce occurred after Reuters solely reported that RBI was encouraging state-run refiners to scale back greenback shopping for within the spot market and lean on a particular credit score line as a substitute.
Nonetheless, the unit closed 0.4% decrease for the week, throughout which, it hit one other file low of 81.95 per greenback. For the month, it fell 2.4%, its greatest proportion loss because the month of March, 2020.
The RBI’s financial coverage committee raised the repo charge to five.90%, its fourth hike within the present cycle, as India’s annual inflation charge got here above the central financial institution’s goal band for the eighth consecutive month in August, pushed by surging meals costs.
“RBI’s MPC expectedly voted for a 50 bps hike, replicating the endeavour of worldwide central banks to guard their currencies from prevalent volatility,” mentioned Amar Ambani, head of institutional equities at Sure Securities.
“Although the RBI’s stance is extra pushed by home components, the present panorama of aggressive charge hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve and ensuing rupee weak point, will compel the RBI to intently observe the rate of interest strikes within the U.S.,” he added.
The rupee has gone from buying and selling below 80 per greenback to nearer to 82 inside two weeks, regardless of the central financial institution’s occasional interventions. As of final week, India’s international trade reserves had been down greater than $100 billion from a yr in the past.
On the central financial institution’s international trade expenditure, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das mentioned the context of adequacy of reserves was at all times stored in thoughts whereas intervening.
In the meantime, Indian equities rallied nearly 2% after the speed choice, with banking shares main the cost.