Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicBond Market

Topic: Bond Market

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.

Global bond market looks to Modi for greater access to India

India needs to cut limits on foreign ownership of sovereign bonds & allow the rupee to trade more freely on international markets.

Debt crisis has hurt India’s plans to have a bigger bond market

India’s credit crisis is impeding changes to rupee bond market, which has operated like a cosy club of a few big local banks & brokers doing deals.

India’s first overseas debt bond sale is failing

India’s first planned foray into the overseas bond market may be stillborn due to its historical aversion to borrowing in foreign currencies.

India must overhaul its foreign exchange market to boost export, balance out trade deficit

Achieving a market-driven realistic exchange rate mechanism for the dollar was one of the key policy goals of the 1990-91 economic reforms in India.

How govt of India and RBI can manage the risk of foreign currency borrowing

The risk of foreign currency borrowing can be minimised if govt and RBI stick to FRBM Act and inflation-targeting frameworks. A Public Debt Management Agency also needs to be set up.

India’s maiden $10 billion foreign bond debt sale deal is fraught with confusion

A news report claims the PMO is opposed to selling debt in foreign currencies, a day after a top finance ministry official overseeing the sale was transferred.

Shunted to power ministry, finance secretary Subhash Garg opts for voluntary retirement

Subhash Chandra Garg, moved to power ministry Wednesday, was behind the budget announcement to raise funds from sovereign bond issuance overseas.

India’s plan to raise $10 billion comes at a time when world is desperate for yield

The deal will give global funds more access to Indian sovereign bonds, and may also let the country’s other issuers adjust debt sale prices.

Bond traders raise questions over India’s revenue forecasts

IDFC First Bank Ltd. and Quantum Advisors say the revenue projections in the budget are too optimistic given slowing economic growth.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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