Raghuram Rajan said he doesn't expect to get any "likes" on Facebook for the steps he plans to take as India's new central bank chief.
But by using his first day in the job to outline measures to save the battered rupee, the new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor may have helped draw a line under the currency's fall, analysts say.
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Rajan took markets by surprise on Wednesday by unveiling steps to liberalize financial markets and the banking system. He officially became RBI governor on Wednesday after his successor Duvvuri Subbarao's term came to an end.
Indian markets appeared to give their thumbs up to Rajan's measures; the rupee opened sharply higher on Thursday, trading at 65.82 to the U.S. dollar, up more than 4 percent from last week's record low. Stocks meanwhile soared 2 percent at the open to a three-week high.