Very little volatility in Indian market post Federal Reserve rate hike: Arvind Subramanian
Hailing the decision of the US Fed to overnight increase the funds rate to a target range of 0.75 percent to one percent, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian on 16 March, 2017 said that it was anticipated with a probability of 100 percent and added that this move should not be seen as a surprise.
Talking about the affect of the rate hike on the Indian market, Subramanian said there is very little volatility in the market, adding there is, however, pressure on the rupee to strengthen in the coming weeks.
"There is very little impact on India and Indian rupee in terms of capital outflows because export numbers have been good so far," added Subramanian.
The US Federal Reserve on 15 March, 2017 increased its benchmark interest rate a quarter point amid rising confidence that the economy is on the path of robust growth.
It for the second time in three months that the Fed has increased its interest rates, which is widely anticipated by the financial markets as it has taken the overnight funds rate to a target range of 0.75 percent to one percent and set the Fed on a likely path of regular hikes ahead.