Nepali rupee continues to get weaker against USD as the fiscal year is closing

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Kathmandu, July 15

In the international valuation, the Nepali rupee, the currency of Nepal, has hit a record low yet again on the last working day of the current fiscal year.

For the past few months, the value of the Nepali currency is steadily on the decline.

According to the central bank‘s foreign exchange rate fixed for today, a US dollar is equivalent to NPR 127.51 for buying and NPR 128.11 for selling.

In the international market, the Nepali rupee is calculated as per the rate of the Indian rupee as Nepal and India have pegged their currencies with the 1:1.6 exchange rate. Therefore, whenever the Indian currency gets weaker, the Nepali currency follows suit.

A weak Nepali currency means Nepalis are required to pay higher for anything that comes from other countries. Therefore, it has an impact on all sectors of the economy.

However, it will benefit the country’s tourism industry as most tourists visiting Nepal pay in dollars. Likewise, Nepalis working for foreign companies also receive higher pay.

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