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With reference to the Indian economy, consider the following statements :
1. An increase in Nominal Effective Exchange Rate (NEER) indicates the appreciation of rupee.
2. An increase in the Real Effective Exchange Rate (REER) indicates an improvement in trade competitiveness.
3. An increasing trend in domestic inflation relative to inflation in other countries is likely to cause an increasing divergence between NEER and REER.
Which of the above statements are correct ?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3



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An increase in a nation's REER indicates that its exports are becoming more expensive and its imports are becoming cheaper. It is losing its trade competitiveness. So #2 is wrong, so by elimination answer is "C".


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