RBI says 'reasonably comfortable' with current account deficit

Reuters Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018

HR Khan, RBI Dy Governor (File photo)

The Reserve Bank of India is "reasonably comfortable" with the current account deficit because of lower oil prices, Deputy Governor HR Khan said on Wednesday, after the country last week unexpectedly eased some rules on gold imports.

"We are reasonably comfortable from the current account point of view because of oil," Khan told reporters in the sidelines of an event in Mumbai.

"So taking all that into account, a view has been taken that we'll give up this 80:20 (rule on gold imports)," Khan told reporters.

The Government on Friday scrapped a rule mandating traders to export 20 percent of all gold imported into the country - in what had been known as the 80:20 rule.

The government will soon announce the current account deficit for the July-September quarter.

Published on December 03, 2014

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