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RBI needs to take unconventional steps as rate cuts aren’t helping economy: Bond manager

RBI should pull down long-term yields by selling short-tenor bonds and reinvesting in longer-term ones, says IDFC AMC’s Suyash Choudhary.
Indian two thousand and five hundred rupee banknotes | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt’s flip-flop on foreign bond sale leaves traders on tenterhooks

Bonds dropped Thursday after an official told reporters that the Modi govt hasn’t decided on the offshore bond sale yet.

Risks flagged by economists, RBI to review Modi govt’s foreign bond sale plan

The Reserve Bank of India’s board will meet next month to discuss, among others, the nation’s proposed maiden offshore bond sale plan, said sources.
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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.

Ex-RBI chief, deputies oppose Modi govt’s proposal for overseas bond sale

An ex-governor and two deputies of the RBI have argued that the time is not ideal for such an issuance because India runs quite a large budget deficit.

King of Indian bond sales warns of biggest crisis since Lehman

Axis Bank's Shashikant Rathi says the bond market is in 'complete chaos' since the shock defaults last year by IL&FS.
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Airtel and Jio prepare for a Rs 36,500 crore final telecom battle

Mittal-controlled Bharti Airtel and Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Infocomm bond sale may finally end India's steep telecom price pain.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.