Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicBond Market

Topic: Bond Market

India’s bond market has Rs 2.25 trillion riding on index inclusion

Analysts expect the world’s last big emerging market to finally get the nod to join global indexes this year or early 2023 by providers such as JPMorgan Chase and FTSE Russell.

Opening govt bond market to retail is a milestone, need reforms at RBI now

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Opening govt bond market to retail investors is a good start. Challenge is making it a success

Direct retail participation needs to be followed by full bond market integration and separation of debt management functions from RBI.

What happens when a vigilante & a gambler walk into a bond market? Check out India’s scene

Neither vigilantes dumping bonds nor gamblers raising their bets are being wholly irrational, even though one of them may be laughing all the way to the bank next year.

Why RBI needs to be relieved from debt management duties to handle bond market issues

Conflict between RBI’s mandate to target inflation while serving as the government’s debt manager is going to sharpen over the next couple of years.

Pandemic exposes hurdles of credit market as borrowers shun tighter regulations

Private bond placements have long accounted for the vast majority of debt sales in India’s credit market. A bigger public debt market should help reduce borrowing costs for issuers.

Why India’s bond markets are loving the GST fight between Modi govt and states

The bond market knows New Delhi is terrified of its wrath & is ignoring the simplest option of raising money on its own to fund states in the GST fight.

4 questions Indian economy faces after the record Q1 GDP slump

The record 23.9% decline in Q1 GDP shifts the focus back to the Modi government and RBI on what steps can be taken to spur growth.

Amazon-backed Future Retail set to tap bond market amid cash crunch

The retailer joins other stressed Indian issuers looking to build cash buffers to survive the coronavirus pandemic’s financial fallout.

Regulatory lapses & policy uncertainty are pushing infra financing into crisis: Experts

At CPR Dialogues 2020, former SEBI chief U.K Sinha said there is a lack of accountability when it came to infrastructure financing institutions.

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Netflix logo | Representational image | Bloomberg

Netflix’s outlook is disappointing. And it will need more than price hikes to win over investors

Netflix added 8.3 million new users globally, falling shy of the company’s projection of 8.5 million, admitting competition from other streaming companies may be affecting its growth.
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India’s bond market has Rs 2.25 trillion riding on index inclusion

Analysts expect the world’s last big emerging market to finally get the nod to join global indexes this year or early 2023 by providers such as JPMorgan Chase and FTSE Russell.

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Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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