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Gaurav Kapur

  • Budget 2013: It's positive for the rupee

    A lower fiscal deficit will encourage RBI to cut key rates to help revive growth and support the local currency.

    Friday, 1 March 2013 - 9:00am
  • Infuse more capital, allow inflation-linked bonds

    The Union Budget faces significant challenges in the form of a weak investment activity, supply constraints in infrastructure and farm sectors and twin deficits.

    Friday, 15 February 2013 - 9:00am
  • Rising risk appetite holds promise for Rupee

    Hopes of a turnaround in the global economy were bolstered last week as data from the US economy continued to show an improvement and even data from China showed some promise of a recovery.

    Monday, 5 November 2012 - 6:57am
  • Weak risk appetite may offset any RBI support for rupee

    Risk appetite in the financial markets remained weak last week on disappointing US corporate results, record unemployment in Spain and unexpected fall in German business confidence.

    Monday, 29 October 2012 - 8:22am
  • Rupee vulnerable as +ve momentum fades

    The Indian rupee continued to lose ground to the US dollar for a second successive week , as a widening trade deficit saw demand for dollars rise while capital inflows moderated.

    Monday, 22 October 2012 - 8:32am
  • Momentum supportive of a stronger rupee

    The ongoing rally gathered more steam last week as the rupee added to its gains against the US dollar, buoyed by optimism relating to the government’s decision to increase the FDI limit in insurance and pension sectors.

    Monday, 8 October 2012 - 10:00am
  • Appreciation bias for Rupee to persist

    The rupee finished its best quarter since 2009, as it appreciated over 1% last week, adding to its sharp gains over recent weeks.

    Monday, 1 October 2012 - 9:10am
  • Reforms push to keep the bias +ve for Rupee

    In the currency market, most major currencies remained weaker against the US dollar, as the optimism following the Fed’s decision to implement a third round of monetary easing gradually faded.

    Monday, 24 September 2012 - 12:00pm
  • CRR slicing will help reduce lending rates

    The central bank would rather wait and watch the impact of QE3 in the US and the foreign direct investment (FDI) measures in India on three things: investment activity, inflows of capital into India and rupee value.

    Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 8:00am
  • Reforms, QE3 to turbocharge the rupee

    The US Federal Reserve’s much-awaited third round of quantitative easing (QE3) sparked a sharp rally in riskier and growth-oriented assets across the board last week.

    Monday, 17 September 2012 - 8:45am