U.S. puts India on ‘currency manipulators’ monitoring list

Source: Click here

News: The United States has added India along with Taiwan and Thailand to the ‘monitoring list’ of currency manipulating countries that includes major trading partners like China and six others.

Facts:

Currency Manipulator

  • Currency Manipulator: The US Treasury department defines currency manipulation as when countries deliberately influence the exchange rate between their currency and the US dollar to gain unfair competitive advantage in international trade.
  • Criteria: To be labeled a manipulator by the U.S. Treasury, countries must fall under below mentioned criteria.
    • Country should atleast have a $20 billion-plus bilateral trade surplus with the U.S.
    • Foreign currency intervention exceeding 2% of gross domestic product and
    • Global current account surplus exceeding 2% of GDP.
  • Implications: Once a country is designated as a currency manipulator by the U.S., the next step taken by the US government is to seek negotiations with the government accused of manipulation
Print Friendly and PDF