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A $100 dollar and a Rs 10 banknote

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.
Currency

US-China trade tensions may limit investor interest in Masala bonds even after Kerala sale

Kerala is the first local government to sell an offshore rupee-denominated bond & will list Rs 21.5 billion of Masala bonds on the London Stock Exchange Friday.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Masala bonds are back while rupee strengthens & tax break lures buyers

The RBI has ensured that the rupee is stable which has given international investors the confidence to buy Indian assets including masala bonds, said a portfolio manager.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
File image of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani | Photo: ANI

How India is becoming an unlikely Asian hotspot for mergers & acquisitions

Thanks largely to $15 billion of investments in Jio, India accounts for more than 12% of announced deals in the Asia Pacific region so far this year.

Defence

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

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.