How will a sliding Rupee impact the credit ratings of companies?

The rupee lost more than 6 per cent this calendar year and ranks among the worst-performing Asian currencies. It hit a new lifetime low at 79.12 a dollar on Friday.
Computer hardware, steel, fertiliser, and coal importers face a possible downgrade, while companies from sectors such as pharma, paper, tea and textile firms may benefit from an upgrade, said, chief rating officers. Even the outlook can be revised.

How RBI’s booster dose will fill up forex reserves and arrest rupee’s fall?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Wednesday took the first step to attract dollar inflows amid an unabated outflow of portfolio funds, seeking to salvage the sinking rupee from its lifetime lows against the US currency and conserve a fast-depleting foreign exchange stockpile assiduously accumulated when global liquidity was plentiful. The central bank eased several…

Why Is Rupee Falling against Dollar and What Is The Way Ahead? Where will the Rupee end up? Rupee likely to hit 81 against dollar by FY23-end.

The Indian rupee has plummeted to fresh all-time lows over the last several days as emerging market assets are battered by a global risk-off, which has triggered a flight to safe-haven assets. Meanwhile, foreign money continues to leave Indian assets even as the trade deficit worsens. The rupee’s fall these days, experts say, is primarily because of high crude oil prices, a strong dollar overseas, and foreign capital outflows.
Yet, the rupee has performed better, compared with several of its Asian peers and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is committed and well prepared to contain the volatility in the exchange rate.
In summary, the backdrop of heated inflation, Covid crisis, monetary tightening by key central banks, and supply chain disruptions sparked by the Russia-Ukraine war have slowed down global economic activity, leading to the rupee’s massive drop against the dollar.

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman launches EASE 5.0 ‘Common reforms agenda’ for PSBs

EASE 5.0 ‘Common reforms agenda’ of EASENext program has been developed for Public Sector Banks and was launched through video-conferencing by the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman launches EASE 5.0 ‘Common reforms agenda’ for Public Sector Banks

Enhanced Access and Service Excellence-EASE on Wednesday has evolved over four annual editions from FY19 to FY22 and has catalyzed reforms in diverse areas in Public Sector Banks.
EASE 5.0 ‘Common reforms agenda’ of EASENext program has been developed for Public Sector Banks and was launched through video-conferencing by the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The event was attended virtually by Managing Directors and CEOs, and other senior executives of Public Sector Banks.

PM inaugurates iconic week celebrations of Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate affairs

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated iconic week celebrations of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs today.This week is being celebrated as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (AKAM) from 6th to 11th June 2022. He also launched the National Portal for Credit Linked Government schemes – Jan Samarth Portal. He also inaugurated a Digital Exhibition which traces the journey of the two Ministries over the past eight years. The Prime Minister also released a special series of ₹1, ₹2, ₹5, ₹10 and ₹20 coins. These special series of coins will have the theme of the logo of AKAM and will also be easily identifiable to visually impaired persons.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das exhorts banks to continue process of capital argumentation

Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Thursday urged banks and NBFCs to continue the process of augmentation of capital and building up of appropriate buffers to meet future uncertainties. Unveiling the bi-monthly policy, Das said RBI has been watchful of the impact of the pandemic on the banking and NBFC sectors when the effects of regulatory reliefs…

Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies

Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies sets out various developmental and regulatory policy measures relating to (i) liquidity measures; (ii) financial markets; (iii) payment and settlement systems and (iv) regulation and supervision.

RBI Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Review February 2022 – Highlights and Key Takeaways

RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) had began its three-day deliberations on February 8th instead of 7th due to Maharashtra government’s decision to declare February 7 as a public holiday to mourn the passing of the singing legend Lata Mangeshkar.
The RBI has decided to continue its accomodative stance and has kept repo rate unchanged at 4 percent and reverse repo rate unchanged at 3.35 percent. The Reserve Bank of India has projected real GDP Growth at 7.8 percent for fiscal year 2022-23.The CPI inflation projection has been retained at 5.3% for FY 2021-22 and 4.5% for FY 2022-23.

SUMMARY OF UNION BUDGET 2022-23

India’s economic growth in the current year is estimated to be 9.2 per cent, highest among all large economies. The overall, sharp rebound and recovery of the economy from the adverse effects of the pandemic is reflective of our country’s strong resilience. This was stated by Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala…