Indian rupee touches new low
Mumbai, July 8, 2013
The Indian rupee fell to a record low on Monday as an emerging markets sell-off after strong US jobs data laid bare the currency's vulnerability and dependence on capital inflows to fund its record current account deficit.
The rupee was at 60.87/88 after hitting a record low of 60.97, breaching the previous low of 60.76 hit on June 26. It had closed at 60.225/235 on Friday.
Bond yields also jumped on fears that foreign investors would continue to sell rupee debt. The 10-year yield rose as much as 13 basis points to 7.63 per cent from its previous close. -Reuters