An Indian policeman walks through the RBI head office in Mumbai. Agence France-Presse
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has said the gross fiscal deficit has adhered to budgetary targets, and that the current account deficit is expected to be around 2.5 per cent of the GDP in 2018-19. Das said this earlier this week while speaking at the “Governor Talks”
India’s foreign exchange reserves continued their upward trajectory during the week ended Dec.20 to touch a new record high. The Reserve Bank of India’s reserves rose by $456 million during the week under review, official data showed.
State-owned insurer Life Insurance Corporation may consider joining RBI efforts to rescue Yes Bank. The minimum investment for SBI would be Rs5,500 crore if it picks 26 per cent stake in Yes Bank.
According to emergency responders, no casualties were recorded.
The NSE Nifty 50 index was up 0.80% at 13,239.05 as of 05:12 GMT, while the S&P BSE Sensex was up 0.80% at 44,993.92. Both indexes hit record highs. The Indian rupee strengthened to 73.72 against the dollar.
Spot gold was little changed at $1,840.75 per ounce by 05:28 GMT. US gold futures were up 0.2% at $1,844.10. Gold has added about 3% so far this week.