Rupee falls to record low

The simmering geopolitical concerns in West Asia and the hardening of US Treasury yields caused the rupee to fall to an all-time closing low of 83.54 against the dollar on Tuesday. During intraday trading, the local currency fell to a record low of 83.56, but the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) probably intervened to stop…

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Dollar remains firm despite Asia FX weakening China PMI counters rate optimism

Friday saw a decline in the majority of Asian currencies as the dollar held onto its overnight gains as signals of China’s ongoing economic deterioration mostly overshadowed hopes for a reduction in U.S. interest rates and inflation. China’s purchasing managers index (PMI) data through February indicated a slow recovery in economic activity, suggesting that the…

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