Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicForeign sovereign bonds

Topic: foreign sovereign bonds

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.

India needs foreign capital to fund record borrowing, IDFC says

Overseas funds have long sought greater access to Indian debt but they hold just 3.4% of the almost Rs 60 trillion of outstanding sovereign bonds.

India’s first overseas debt bond sale is failing

India’s first planned foray into the overseas bond market may be stillborn due to its historical aversion to borrowing in foreign currencies.

Sitharaman says govt will soon hold talks with foreign investors over sovereign bonds sale

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said nothing more has been done on the proposed issuance of sovereign bonds since the announcement during the Budget.

How govt of India and RBI can manage the risk of foreign currency borrowing

The risk of foreign currency borrowing can be minimised if govt and RBI stick to FRBM Act and inflation-targeting frameworks. A Public Debt Management Agency also needs to be set up.

Swadeshi Jagran Manch to oppose Modi govt’s plan to sell foreign sovereign bonds

Ashwani Mahajan of Swadeshi Jagran Manch says foreign debt is a dangerous idea as it will open India up to inflation risk & will raise this with Modi.

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Vehicles travel along near-empty roads during a lockdown due to Covid in Shanghai, China | Representational image | Bloomberg

China’s economy slump shows no sign of bottoming out in May

The weakness in the gauge — the worst since the early months of the pandemic — reflects the lingering effects of large-scale lockdowns despite recent progress toward reopening.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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