BJP leader Narendra Modi delivers a speech during an election rally yesterday in Palampur in northern India. Photograph: EPA/Sanjay Baid

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An employee hands over a bundle of Pakistan rupee banknotes in this arranged photograph inside a Barclays Plc bank branch in Karachi, Pakistan.

The 20 biggest emerging market currencies tumbled against the US dollar yesterday with India’s rupee particularly badly hit amid mounting market turmo(...)