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The U.S. Federal Reserve has granted the currency swap to the RBI and other central banks. This provides additional comfort in the event of a sudden flight of funds with predetermined conditions. Previously, the facility was limited to certain central banks around the world and did not include the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). In the midst of the global pandemic, the RBI has come out in favor of a currency swap agreement with the US Federal Reserve due to the increasing pressure on the Indian currency. The U.S. Federal Reserve grant will help India stabilize markets, reduce volatility and reduce pressure on the Indian rupee. Last November, the RBI decided, with the agreement of the GOI, to put in place a revised framework for the swap arrangement for the period 2019-2022 for ASARC countries, with the aim of promoting financial stability and economic cooperation in the SAARC region. (G20 with the exception of India) do not, however, have currency swap lines with the US Federal Reserve. The Fed has already concluded permanent swap agreements with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank.
“The Reserve Bank of India is signing a document relating to a US$400 million cross-currency swap facility in Sri Lanka until November 2022,” the Indian mission tweeted. “After yesterday`s discussions on debt restructuring, this development is another example of India`s strong commitment to cooperate with #lka after #COVID19SL economic recovery,” he said. While Sri Lanka`s foreign exchange reserves stood at $6.7 billion in June 2020, India`s foreign exchange reserves reached a record high of $517.63 billion on July 17. MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signed a currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the Central Bank said on Monday. A bilateral currency exchange agreement is a currency exchange between two countries Updated on 31.07.2020: In July 2020, India granted Srilanka a $400 million swap facility under SAARC. The $1.1 billion bilateral swap application will also be reviewed. These swap operations do not present any foreign exchange or other market risks, as the transaction conditions are set in advance. The absence of exchange rate risk is the main advantage of such a facility. This facility gives the country receiving the dollars the opportunity to use these reserves at any time to maintain an adequate level of balance of payments or short-term liquidity.
But there is also something to do for Japan. The currency swap will boost trade between India and Japan. There are also political consequences. Japan has bought India`s goodwill and is waiting for its support in international forums. India and Japan have signed similar agreements in the past, but this is the largest bilateral agreement of its kind in the world. India and Japan signed a $75 billion bilateral currency exchange agreement in October 2018. . . .