Damocles index shows Rupee as being strong and yet…

All data points to a rigging of the Rupee by vested interests

All data points to a rigging of the Rupee by vested interests
All data points to a rigging of the Rupee by vested interests

Some things never cease to amaze me… India is the fastest growing nation, with increasing exports and has a strong Damocles Index of 25 and yet it is depreciating against the Dollar. Half-baked financial experts aver that this is a global phenomenon and go back to hide beneath the rock. Nothing can be further from the truth. The current run on the Rupee is created by a cabal which I had warned several months ago and the brazenness with which this group is operating (with help from inside this Government and some in the Finance Ministry) reinforces my stand that while the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) may be in power, it is still the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) that is ruling India.

What is the Damocles Index?

Started by Lehman Brothers as a measure of a proprietary early warning system that helps identify the risk of a financial crisis in emerging countries, it is a number that starts from 0 and can go over 100. For instance, its March 2004 report on 17 countries gave Thailand, Mexico and Poland an index rating of 0 (meaning the most stable) to three-digits[1].  A score of 100 or above indicates that the country’s economy is in crisis. If it exceeds 150, then things are critical.

What is the current rating of India?

The latest ratings issued by Nomura lists 7 countries with scores of over 100 – Sri Lanka, South Africa, Argentina, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine. See the interactive graphic below for the details. Compared to these economies, India comes in at a rock solid 25.

From the above chart, it is clear that India will not have to officially devalue its currency. The perturbations that are being seen now do not cut ice (foreign outflows leaving for safer destinations – India is the safest). So what is one to conclude? As Sherlock Holmes said that “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”, there is a deliberate rigging of the foreign currency to make it appear as if India is in a precarious financial position. The investigating agencies know who the culprits are[2]. They are getting help from inside the government from individuals who might want to weaken the Prime Minister (PM). The sooner, the PM acts and nips this in the bud, the better it is for him and the country.


[1] Lehman Brothers latest ‘Damocles’ IndexApr 29, 2004, RYT9.com

[2] Whistleblower Ken Fong claims rigging of Currency Markets in NSE by a fewAug 14, 2018, PGurus.com

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  1. Jhootley Shaab! the chaddi buddy of Chaddidambaram. The one who seems to have met Vijay mallya too is the one main branch out of which several branches are stemming out. Becoming FM without winning an election, having UPA bureaucrats under him. Helping his cronies from industrial lobbies and what not. PM can not cat alone in purifying this curse. He should have supporting ARMs at high level. Bring Subramanya Swamy as FM and Sree Iyer as one of the advisors.

  2. Isn’t this the usual pre election dive in rupee? As the retrospectively amended law on foreign funding suggests, every party uses foreign money. The drop in rupee helps the money go a little further because they get more rupee

  3. An ineresting analysis.

    Gatbandhan of jiahdis- Congis- marxists- yadavs- Bannerjis have stolen enough money over the last 70 years, to pull off a stnt like this,

    Falling ruppee makes no sense

  4. India is lucky that bottom has not dropped out from rupee yet, if it continues such high monthly trade deficit it eould create balance of payment crisis in short time. Take avg $15 Billion monthly trade deficit 12 X 15 = $180 Billion trade deficit yearly. Who will fund it?? How india will finance it??

    This article is complete nonsense , Indian trade deficit worse after the US in the world, How India is going to make balance of payment ??? May trade deficit > $14 Billion, June >$17 Billion, July>18 Billion, August > $18 Billion and so on ,,,,

    • Perhaps you can explain how much of the rising deficits are due to “hot money” leaving the country. P-Notes have been wreaking havoc and should have been banned a long time ago. The culprits are daring the Government in plain sight. Provide facts as to why this article is wrong, not empty rhetoric.

      • Isn’t this the usual pre election dive in rupee? As the retrospectively amended law on foreign funding suggests, every party uses foreign money. The drop in rupee helps the money go a little further because they get more rupee …

        Also, I would have liked to see a plot of Damocles index over a few years’ period, going back to 1990 or earlier, if available. That would tell us a little more about how it moves.

      • Damocles Index by Nomura,

        As for India, its Damocles score has fallen to 25 in the third quarter of 2018, from 56 during 2012 to 2013.
        India’s most recent currency crisis occurred in 2013 and was due to weak domestic macro fundamentals and worsening external funding conditions. Since then, consumer price index (CPI) inflation has moderated to about 4.5% in 2018 from 9.7% in 2012, as has the current account deficit at an estimated -2.5% of GDP, compared to minus 5% in 2012. Furthermore, India’s central bank has a sufficient forex reserve buffer of 9.3 months of import cover versus 6.4 in 2012.
        “However, given India runs a current account deficit, it remains vulnerable to bouts of global risk aversion. Higher oil prices and portfolio outflows are its key external vulnerabilities.
        “Aside from these, the key risks stem from the government turning more populist ahead of the 2019 general elections (worsening domestic fundamentals) and a sharper-than-expected domestic growth slowdown (triggering equity outflows),” said Nomura.

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