Friday, 20 May, 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

YourTurn

PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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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