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Parul Mittal Sinha, Head of Macro Trading, India and South Asia financial markets at Standard Chartered Plc., believes that the Indian rupee is likely to fall 4% and hit fresh yearly lows towards 76.50 vs. the US dollar by the end of this year, per Bloomberg.

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“We expect the rupee to weaken in FY22 amid higher commodity prices, normalizing imports, increasing inflation, and continued central bank intervention.”

“See the rupee losing some of its advantage going ahead. The current account will probably swing to a deficit in the fiscal year starting April, from an estimated surplus of 1.9% of the gross domestic product in the current period as imports gain.”

“Higher oil prices will hurt.”

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) bought a net $88 billion of forex in the spot market last year, central bank data showed.

“The pace will be slower in the next fiscal year. Valuation-adjusted FX asset accumulation has dropped to $4 billion this quarter from $31 billion in the previous three months.”