Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Bonds

India bonds likely to gain as Modi govt sticks to its borrowing plan

The govt will adhere to its plan to borrow Rs 12.05 trillion in the year through March. FM Nirmala Sitharaman had earlier indicated that the govt may borrow about Rs 1.6 trillion extra.

Sustainable financing is key to access digital healthcare, education and financial services

Digital inclusion bonds are becoming a tool to make technology accessible for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals across the spectrum.

Mumbai traders baffled as mutual funds & global investors fuel surprise bond rally

The quick turn in sentiment came after the benchmark 10-year yield rose to its highest since March, accentuated by an RBI policy review held on 6 August.

China stock rout sees Hong Kong tech index plunge 10%, yuan slide to its weakest since April

Traders fear latest crackdown on China's education, food delivery & property sectors could expand to other industries, as it looks to tighten grip on Big Tech and reduce wealth gap.

Lockdowns by more & more states could make investors cautious about Indian markets

More than two-thirds of states are shut if assessed by their contribution to national output, analysts at Jefferies calculated last week.

QE or not QE? That’s the question after RBI’s big bond-buying move

RBI took the chance and unveiled what’s billed as a big-ticket easing program, but in reality it may be more water pistol than bazooka.

How bond traders are hurting India’s fragile economic recovery

Govt wants to sell 12.1 trillion rupees of bonds in next fiscal to support its spending plan, but central bank officials are reluctant to let the 10-year yield increase.

Why global investors are dumping Indian bonds like never before

The exit of foreign investors from India's bonds could become a problem for Modi government as it borrows record amounts to fight the pandemic.

Hotels, pipelines, stores — what investors with $3.4tn in Asia, Europe are buying during Covid

With asset values still seen as inflated, investors are waiting for a potential second downturn after stimulus measures end but before mass vaccinations enable economies to restart.

Fiscal deficit, coronavirus make India’s high-yielding bonds the least popular in Asia

Overseas funds have sold $14.6 billion of Indian corporate and government bonds this year, the most among emerging-Asian nations.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.