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  • This week in Asia: All eyes on Japan Dec 21, 2015 08:02 AM IST

    This week in Asia: All eyes on Japan

    Last week, the Bank of Japan announced plans to increase purchases of exchange-traded funds(ETFs) to 300 billion yen (USD 2.45 billion) in firms that invest in physical and human capital in a surprising move to encourage investment.

  • Govt allows add'l $18.2bn in foreign purchases of G-secs Sep 29, 2015 07:31 PM IST

    Govt allows add'l $18.2bn in foreign purchases of G-secs

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said foreign investors would also be allowed to buy into debt issued by the country's states for the first time, although only up to 2 percent of outstanding debt, or totalling 500 billion rupees by March 2018.

  • Govt bonds oversubscribed, FIIs bid worth Rs 1,566cr Sep 21, 2015 09:23 PM IST

    Govt bonds oversubscribed, FIIs bid worth Rs 1,566cr

    In earlier auctions too, government bonds were subscribed multiple times, given the huge interest among foreign investors, while the demand for corporate bonds remained weak.

  • Govt bonds over-subscribed; FIIs put in bids worth Rs 987cr Aug 31, 2015 08:26 PM IST

    Govt bonds over-subscribed; FIIs put in bids worth Rs 987cr

    The auction was held at BSE's ebidxchange platform for allocation of foreign institutional investors' investment limits in government debt securities worth Rs 561 crore. At the end of two-hour auction this evening, 29 bids were declared successful.

  • BSE to auction inv limits for Rs 561 cr for govt bonds Aug 30, 2015 01:20 PM IST

    BSE to auction inv limits for Rs 561 cr for govt bonds

    The auction will be conducted on BSE's ebidxchange platform from 1530 hours to 1730 hours after close of normal market hours on August 31, the exchange said in a circular.

  • Rupee, bonds at three-week highs:  Here‘s why Jun 19, 2015 06:16 PM IST

    Rupee, bonds at three-week highs: Here‘s why

    The finance ministry engineered a rally in bonds and rupee, with sources saying the RBI wants to convert the USD 30 billion limit on FII investment in government bonds into a rupee limit.

  • India's gross FY15 borrowing seen Rs 6.25 trln: JP Morgan Feb 14, 2014 12:23 PM IST

    India's gross FY15 borrowing seen Rs 6.25 trln: JP Morgan

    JP Morgan feels net issuance should be 4.7 trillion rupees, based on the government's forecast of a 4.2 percent fiscal deficit for FY15 and 88 percent financing via government bonds.

  • Interest rate future debuts with trade worth Rs 3,000 cr Jan 22, 2014 05:24 PM IST

    Interest rate future debuts with trade worth Rs 3,000 cr

    An IRF is a contract between a buyer and a seller for future delivery of an interest-bearing security such as government bonds.

  • Indian bonds see worst year since 2009; better times likely Dec 31, 2013 06:30 PM IST

    Indian bonds see worst year since 2009; better times likely

    Bond investors took a beating in 2013 as foreign funds fled markets after the central bank in July unexpectedly raised short-term interest rates to prop up a rupee that was slumping to record lows.

  • Launch of interest rate futures in 10-yr govt bonds okayed Dec 05, 2013 08:48 PM IST

    Launch of interest rate futures in 10-yr govt bonds okayed

    Banks, stock exchanges and other market participants have been requesting for this product since a long time to deepen and broaden the derivatives market in the country.

  • Government bonds gain after RBI announces OMO Oct 01, 2013 10:00 AM IST

    Government bonds gain after RBI announces OMO

    Government bonds gained on Tuesday with the central bank saying it will provide liquidity by buying debt via open market operations.

  • RBI to infuse Rs 8,000 cr via OMO to ease market liquidity Aug 26, 2013 08:59 PM IST

    RBI to infuse Rs 8,000 cr via OMO to ease market liquidity

    The Reserve Bank will conduct open market operations to purchase government bonds worth Rs 8,000 crore on August 30 to ease liquidity in the market.

  • RBI issues fresh measures to bail out banks, mkts to rally Aug 20, 2013 09:16 PM IST

    RBI issues fresh measures to bail out banks, mkts to rally

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday late evening issued another set of measures, aimed at twin purposes: arresting dip in long term bond yields and shielding banks from incurring financial losses due to declining bond prices.

  • Sebi auctions $9.34bn worth government bonds for FIIs Aug 20, 2013 08:46 PM IST

    Sebi auctions $9.34bn worth government bonds for FIIs

    In signs of imminent revival of overseas interest in government securities, an auction for investment limits in such bonds was over-subscribed today by FIIs with bids worth a record USD 10.4 billion pouring in.

  • Bonds slump to 21-month lows on fears of more RBI steps Aug 16, 2013 06:59 PM IST

    Bonds slump to 21-month lows on fears of more RBI steps

    Indian benchmark government bonds slumped to 21-month lows on Friday and posted their worst week in four-and-a-half years, as the rupee slid to a record low despite policy makers' efforts to defend the currency.

  • Bonds recover on hopes of govt steps to reduce deficit Aug 06, 2013 07:26 PM IST

    Bonds recover on hopes of govt steps to reduce deficit

    Government bonds recovered all losses to end flat on Tuesday on speculation the government will take more steps to narrow the country's current account deficit after the rupee hit a record low.

  • Back to normal: RBI puts up long-term govt bonds for sale Aug 05, 2013 09:46 PM IST

    Back to normal: RBI puts up long-term govt bonds for sale

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will put up four government bonds of different tenures and interest rates for sales to raise Rs 15,000 crore on August 08, 2013. Unlike the previous auction announcement, the central bank apparently brought back normalcy by including some long term securities.

  • Will raise rates if stress continues: ING Vysya Bank Jul 31, 2013 12:24 PM IST

    Will raise rates if stress continues: ING Vysya Bank

    It is inevitable that a company which is facing pressure would come under further pressure but that is subject to at some stage banks pass this on or slowdown saying there is no liquidity. So if the yields continue to remain high for more than few weeks, there will be more stress in the system

  • Bonds gain most in three years; Friday's debt sale eyed Jul 25, 2013 06:51 PM IST

    Bonds gain most in three years; Friday's debt sale eyed

    Government bonds gained the most in three years as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) paid high yields in its sale of short-end bills. It signalled a resolve to bolster the rupee by draining liquidity.

  • Chart: FIIs sold bonds worth Rs 27000 cr since May 22 Jun 20, 2013 10:53 AM IST

    Chart: FIIs sold bonds worth Rs 27000 cr since May 22

    The profitable trade for foreign funds to invest in domestic debt instruments is withering away as yield differentials are narrowing fast between the US and Indian government bonds, owing to a steep fall in the rupee and squeezing the overall arbitrage opportunity.

  • ICICI Bank ups ante on Indian govt securities Jun 16, 2013 01:22 PM IST

    ICICI Bank ups ante on Indian govt securities

    Top private sector lender ICICI Bank seems to be betting big on the Indian market when it comes to investments in government bonds, equity shares and other assets and securities.

  • Asia stocks fall as focus stays on Fed's next step Jun 05, 2013 03:33 PM IST

    Asia stocks fall as focus stays on Fed's next step

    Japan's Nikkei 225 index tumbled 1.8 percent to 13,295.89, registering disappointment with a lack of detail in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's unveiling of the third plank of his so-called Abenomics program intended to rouse a long-stagnant economy.

  • Relax, sign points to eventual rally in Japan Jun 05, 2013 12:20 PM IST

    Relax, sign points to eventual rally in Japan

    Japan's government is set to urge the country's USD two trillion worth public pension funds to increase their exposure to equities and overseas assets as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's long-term growth strategy expected to be announced this week.

  • See new 10-year bond yield in 6.75-7.30% over 1 yr: Experts May 15, 2013 01:43 PM IST

    See new 10-year bond yield in 6.75-7.30% over 1 yr: Experts

    Buoyed by the low inflation numbers and hopes of rate cut, experts see the yield of new 10-year bonds to be auctioned on Friday trading at 6.75-7.30 percent over next one year.

  • Understanding Indian Bond Market Feb 12, 2013 02:56 PM IST

    Understanding Indian Bond Market

    In the current gloomy market scene potential investors are shying away from equity and are resorting to fixed income instruments. Among pool of fixed income investments, bonds are considered a good investment product for investors with short-term perspective. Read this space to understand the India Bond Market and advantages investing in it.

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