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  • Why banks are buying more bonds Nov 20, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    Why banks are buying more bonds

    Discussions on the development of bond market are often misplaced as a choice between bank loans and the bond market. It is critical to note that banks can become an important player in the bond market

  • Falling yields: Don’t jump the gun, choose safety over returns Feb 19, 2020 03:16 PM IST

    Falling yields: Don’t jump the gun, choose safety over returns

    The end of the credit crisis in the bond market is unlikely despite the RBI’s measures

  • Bond yields are nosing down. It’s only the beginning Feb 13, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Bond yields are nosing down. It’s only the beginning

    A fall in prices coupled with the government’s clear commitment to inflation control should lead to significantly lower policy rates

  • Centre may raise FPIs investment limit in govt bonds to 10%: Report Dec 13, 2019 12:50 PM IST

    Centre may raise FPIs investment limit in govt bonds to 10%: Report

    Entry into the global bond market would amplify investment inflows for India by as much as $50-125 billion

  • Retail investors, time to diversify portfolio? Cabinet approves launch of Bharat Bond ETF Dec 04, 2019 01:39 PM IST

    Retail investors, time to diversify portfolio? Cabinet approves launch of Bharat Bond ETF

    The Bharat Bond is the first corporate bond Exchange Traded Fund in the country that will provide additional money for CPSUs, CPSEs and government organisations.

  • Huge flows likely in bond market as India prepares for inclusion in JP Morgan EM bond Index Nov 17, 2019 07:54 AM IST

    Huge flows likely in bond market as India prepares for inclusion in JP Morgan EM bond Index

    We are in a situation where only the government can take large measures to revive the growth and therefore, the policymakers may have to take further steps to boost the economy

  • Markets | Is the bond market going crazy? Jul 17, 2019 01:19 PM IST

    Markets | Is the bond market going crazy?

    The fall in g-sec yields is understandable because investors are assuming further rate cuts. However, one can still not be sure if these cuts will deliver higher investment when the broader economic environment is not yet conducive.

  • DHFL debacle dents sentiments; investors should bet on ultra-short term, low-duration funds Jun 12, 2019 07:32 AM IST

    DHFL debacle dents sentiments; investors should bet on ultra-short term, low-duration funds

    The attractive valuation spreads over GSecs and favorable demand-supply dynamics should keep Corporate bonds attractive. Also, given the lack of catalysts to shift the yield curve downwards, the long end should likely be volatile despite being attractively valued.

  • China’s inclusion in a global benchmark bond index carries lessons for India Jun 03, 2019 12:51 PM IST

    China’s inclusion in a global benchmark bond index carries lessons for India

    The time has come to further open up India’s bond markets to foreign investors

  • Markets | The sweet spot in bond yields Apr 18, 2019 10:00 AM IST

    Markets | The sweet spot in bond yields

    Why has the Indian yield curve steepened?

  • Comment | Diffusing the global corporate debt bomb Mar 01, 2019 02:52 PM IST

    Comment | Diffusing the global corporate debt bomb

    The challenge for policymakers will be to make sure that deleveraging happens in an orderly fashion.

  • SEBI moots 'on tap' bond market for direct sale to investors using stock exchanges Aug 28, 2018 11:31 AM IST

    SEBI moots 'on tap' bond market for direct sale to investors using stock exchanges

    The introduction of tap issue public bonds is being mooted at a time when the bond market in India is roiled by conflicting regulatory decisions

  • What does SEBI's attempt at restructuring corporate debt mean for bond market? Jul 28, 2018 11:00 AM IST

    What does SEBI's attempt at restructuring corporate debt mean for bond market?

    The regulator’s move to give a fillip to India’s nascent corporate bonds market, stems from a Budget proposal earlier this year. By operationalising the Budget announcement, the quantum of future borrowings by large corporates from the banking sector will gradually wean off.

  • Opinion | There’s a need to develop corporate bond market, but SEBI’s proposal is regulatory overreach Jul 24, 2018 06:43 PM IST

    Opinion | There’s a need to develop corporate bond market, but SEBI’s proposal is regulatory overreach

    Forcing firms to mandatorily switch their borrowings is neither advisable nor sustainable without any thought given to who would buy this fresh supply

  • How India can create a thriving corporate bond market May 14, 2018 09:39 AM IST

    How India can create a thriving corporate bond market

    On Budget day, India sought to expand its bond market beyond the traditional ambit of sovereign debt.

  • 10-year G-sec around 7.20-7.25% reasonable for next few weeks: Citi India Mar 27, 2018 02:42 PM IST

    10-year G-sec around 7.20-7.25% reasonable for next few weeks: Citi India

    Fiscal slippage worries will come to the fore if the GST revenue collections do not hit the Rs 1 lakh crore mark by FY19, said Badrinivas NC of Citi India.

  • Govt to borrow Rs 2.88 lakh crore in April-September FY19 Mar 26, 2018 05:22 PM IST

    Govt to borrow Rs 2.88 lakh crore in April-September FY19

    According to the Budget, gross borrowing via gilts is pegged at Rs 6.05 lakh crore and Rs 4.62 lakh crore on a net basis in 2018-19.

  • Bears tightening grip on global bond markets: How would domestic bonds react? Jan 17, 2018 12:34 PM IST

    Bears tightening grip on global bond markets: How would domestic bonds react?

    "Most likely the government may miss its fiscal deficit target for the year on account of lower indirect tax collections (on account of reducing the GST rate from 28 percent to 18 percent on several items and lower dividend from RBI," says Abhishek Goenka, Founder and CEO of IFA Global

  • Bonds slip, call rates finish lower Sep 11, 2017 08:10 PM IST

    Bonds slip, call rates finish lower

    Government bonds (G-Secs) slipped on selling pressure from banks and corporates and the Interbank call rates also finished lower due to lack of demand from borrowing banks.

  • India 10-year benchmark bond rallies on repo squeeze Apr 03, 2017 08:55 PM IST

    India 10-year benchmark bond rallies on repo squeeze

    The scramble for bonds came after some traders on Friday shorted the 6.97 percent bond due in 2026 and needed to secure the bonds on Monday to settle their trades.

  • Expect gilts to be rangebound in run up to the policy: Ajay Manglunia Apr 03, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Expect gilts to be rangebound in run up to the policy: Ajay Manglunia

    The 10-year benchmark yield is likely to trade in a range of 6.67-6.72 percent today, says Ajay Manglunia of Edelweiss.

  • Government’s smart borrowing plan gives the economy some breathing room Mar 29, 2017 05:12 PM IST

    Government’s smart borrowing plan gives the economy some breathing room

    When the central government goes around with a hat in hand, it is usually questionable whether it can negotiate, much less, secure cheaper loans.

  • Cos raise over Rs 51,000 cr via equity in FY17; bond market slows Mar 29, 2017 02:52 PM IST

    Cos raise over Rs 51,000 cr via equity in FY17; bond market slows

    The amount raised through Initial Public Offers, Follow- on Public Offers, Offer For Sale and Qualified Institutional Placement was Rs 48,991 crore last fiscal.

  • Bond investments through secondary market can offer you a better deal Mar 23, 2017 04:53 PM IST

    Bond investments through secondary market can offer you a better deal

    For retail investors intending to purchase bonds in lot size of say few lakh rupees, when there is no primary issue available or the primary issue is not matching up to the risk-return profile expected, one should go for purchases in the secondary market.

  • COMMENT: Bond yields signal a poor March quarter for PSU banks Feb 09, 2017 03:46 PM IST

    COMMENT: Bond yields signal a poor March quarter for PSU banks

    In an unusual occurrence bond markets reacted very slowly to the central bank‘s credit policy move of keeping interest rate stable.

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