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Analysts at Capital Economics expect the Indian rupee to depreciate against the US dollar in the coming months as the US Treasury yields are set to continue rising.  

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“With US Treasury yields now looking set to rise further over the coming couple of years, we expect the US dollar to appreciate further against most DM and EM currencies.”  

“We are now forecasting the rupee to depreciate from 72.6/$ currently to 74/$ and 75/$ by the end of 2021 and 2022 respectively. Our previous forecasts implied a slight appreciation in the rupee over the next two years.”

“There should be limited economic fallout from a weaker rupee. The pass-through to inflation is small by EM standards. In addition, India has a very low burden of foreign currency debt. So at least the existing strains in the banking sector won’t be exacerbated by currency weakness.”