May 14, 2017

This Article was Published in Market Express and Indians in Kuwait

The Indian Rupee (INR) is surprisingly strong proving many analysts wrong. In a world where emerging market currencies experience decline, the INR has been appreciating steadily. From a lo...

September 21, 2016

This Article was published in The National

Banks in the UAE pay 1.25 per cent on time deposits with a maturity of one year. While this may look measly, two things matter for consideration here.

First, interest rates are still positive in the UAE, unlike Europe where they...

April 17, 2016

This Article was Published in The National

The fall in oil prices has strained Arabian Gulf countries’ cur­rency policy, and increased the cost of carrying a US dollar peg.

Most GCC countries are pegged to the US dollar to avoid currency fluctuation and elimina...

March 25, 2015

During the last 15 months, Euro fell by nearly 25%, Brazilian Real by 30%, Russian Ruble by 50% and Canadian dollar by 18% all against the USD. The INR is down only by 2%!

My previous article on Indian rupee was written during August 2013 titled “The Mega Rupee Slide” w...

August 29, 2013

This article was published in Indians in Kuwait website (Aug 2013)
This article was published in The Kuwait Times (Sept 2013)
This article was published in The Industrial Economist (Oct 2013)

The Indian Rupee (INR) is one of the worst performing currenc...

June 1, 2012

This article was originally published in Arab Times

Following an earlier article in the Financial Times (FTfm supplement) Wendy Guo  and Samuel Lum at CFA Institute’s Asia Pacific Office  and Mandagolathur Raghu, President of CFA Kuwait CFA review the milestones and c...

May 31, 2012

The Indian Rupee (INR) is one of the worst performing currencies in the world during 2012 (Table-1). At Rs.55/USD it slid by 5% in 2012 (so far) after sliding down by a  whopping 19% during 2011. The month of May was especially devastating. Since 2000, the current rupe...

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