Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicCorporate bonds

Topic: Corporate bonds

Credit ratings of Indian companies are getting downgraded like never before

For every upgrade of rupee debt of Indian firms since 1 April there have been about 11 downgrades, leaving this quarter set to be worst on record if sustained.

Why Indian companies are struggling to raise funds when they need them the most

India’s situation is contrary to global markets where junk bond sales are thriving after monetary authorities said they would buy such securities directly.

Bond traders have challenge spotting India’s hidden, growing debt

There are growing expectations that the government will do an accounting sleight of hand to keep its deficit in check.

RBI will go slow on raising rates, says investor who foresaw liquidity crisis

Suyash Choudhary of IDFC says RBI will risk financial stability and seriously hurt growth if it adds to the two rate increases since June.

On Camera

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.