Rupee: Most bullish forecaster sees Indian rupee at 67 on Modi return

By Ragini Saxena

India’s rupee is prone to outperform Asian friends to achieve its highest stage in a yr because the prospect of Prime Minister Narendra Modi securing a second time period lure extra international inflows, essentially the most bullish forecaster for the foreign money mentioned.

The rupee could strengthen to 67 per greenback by end-June, a stage final seen in the identical month final yr, mentioned Qi Gao, a foreign money strategist at Scotiabank in Singapore. That compares with a median forecast of 70.13 in a Bloomberg survey. One other charge minimize by the Reserve Financial institution of India in its June coverage, will even assist enhance native equities and bonds, mentioned Gao.


The rupee rallied essentially the most since December on Monday as shares hit a document excessive after exit polls signaled Modi’s return to energy for a second time period. Precise outcomes might be identified on Thursday, when the votes are counted. The rupee was little modified Tuesday at 69.77 per greenback.
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