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Inflation could accelerate due to rupee fall: RBI

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Inflation could accelerate in the current fiscal year due to the rupee’s sharp depreciation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in a report on Thursday.

 

The Indian rupee touched record low of 65.52/dollar and is down 16% so far this year.

 

“The pass-through of the depreciation of the rupee exchange rate by about 11% in the four months of 2013-14 is incomplete and will put upward pressure as it continues to feed through to domestic prices,” the RBI said in its annual report for the 2012-13 fiscal year ending last March. Read More

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