Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicBorrowing costs

Topic: Borrowing costs

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.

Borrowing costs surge for businesses as RBI drains Covid liquidity from financial system

Average yields on three-year rupee bonds rated BBB have risen 28 basis points this week, on track for their biggest weekly increase since 2018.

Another RBI rate cut next month will give fresh life to Indian bonds

RBI has cut borrowing costs & eased lending norms to boost credit flow. Yet, bond returns have dwindled, marred by concerns about govt borrowing plan.

NBFCs are running out of options and selling bonds to the public

NBFCs are selling public bonds with the purpose of building a retail base. But individual investors may not be aware of the high risks.

Equity investors hold cash as they fear another RBI rate increase today

Investors expect RBI to increase borrowing costs & want to have plenty of money to deploy when it’s time to invest again.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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