Business & Finance
21 August 2023, 10:58 am 1 minute
Reuters exclusively reported that India’s central bank is nudging local banks to ask their clients to settle trade between the United Arab Emirates and India using the dirham (AED) or Indian rupee (INR) to reduce U.S.-dollar-based transactions. The move is part of the Reserve Bank of India’s broader aim of promoting settlement in local currencies with countries with which India has a trade deficit, with the knock-on effect of boosting the rupee’s global reach.
While data on such cross-currency trade volumes is not publicly available, at least three bankers said the current volume is low and may act as a hurdle for corporates to pay for the entire import in dirhams.
Topics of Interest: Business & Finance
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Business & Finance
Regions: AsiaMiddle East
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