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Indian Rupee Collapses By Most In Over 20 Years

Tyler Durden's picture




 

UPDATE: It would appear Abe got a late-afternoon phone-call to sell some JPY and buy some Indian 10Y bonds... (since Traders have not seen the RBI intervene directly - or thru local banks)

 

From a weak open, the Indian Rupee has now plunged a stunning 3.88% today. This is the largest single-day drop in the Rupee's value since March 1993. The Indian people have lost 30% of their global purchasing power since March 2013 (though those who swapped their paper wealth to gold have seen their purchasing power rise 6% in Rupee terms). With Gold in Rupees having broken to a new all-time high, it would seem the government has little choice but to lease its gold (no matter how vehemntly they deny the fact).

The Rupee's largest single-day drop since March 1993...

 

as Gold (in Rupee terms) surges to a record-high...

 

and Gold (in USD terms) is breaking out... $1428.47 (gold now at a three-and-a-half month high)

 

Charts: Bloomberg

 

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