Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: Bonds

Global bonds on cusp of bear market as inflation-hit US reserve set to hike interest rates

The global bond index has already slumped 16% in 2022, more than three times the size of the next biggest annual loss since 1990.

India to issue green bonds worth Rs 240 billion, as country shifts to low-carbon economy

The debut sale may take place in the first half of the financial year that starts on 1 April, and a decision to sell more green debt will depend on the response to the initial issuance.

Investors say cash ‘only safe haven’ in India as markets recoil from oil shock

Rupee is down to a record low, dragging stocks and bonds. And with few signs the commodity boom will end soon, investors are bracing for more possible losses.

Why China’s world-beating sovereign bond rally may have run its course

Chinese bonds have been gaining since October as PBOC pivots toward easing, even as Treasuries lead a global rout with other major central banks normalising policies.

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.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.