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  • Foreigners wary of rupee debt

    People & Markets | 27 May 2016

    Foreign portfolio investors are turning cautious over onshore rupee debt on expectations of a US rate rise and poor Indian inflation data, say fund managers and investment bankers.

  • India: Downgrades blight AT1s

    Emerging Markets | 03 June 2016

    India’s capital-starved public sector banks may find it even tougher to raise capital after further rating downgrades added to concerns of a further deterioration in their asset quality.

  • Philippine's SM Investments banks on growth

    People & Markets | 17 June 2016

    With substantial interests in retail, banking and property development, Philippine conglomerate SM Investments Corp is looking forward to the incoming administration of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte and its plans to foster more balanced economic growth and infrastructure spending across the archipe

  • India: Public sector revives Masala plans

    Emerging Markets | 24 June 2016

    Indian public-sector enterprises are again preparing to issue Masala bonds under growing pressure from the government, market sources say.

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    Indian investors look beyond Rajan

    People & Markets | 24 June 2016

    Raghuram Rajan’s shock decision to step down as Reserve Bank of India governor last week threw the rupee bond market off balance, but local investors soon took the view that his reforms would endure and they quickly recovered their composure.

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    Bond sales go digital in India

    People & Markets | 08 July 2016

    India has become the first Asian country to introduce electronic bidding platforms for bond issues in a move that has met mixed reviews from local market participants.

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    Tax amnesty boosts Indonesian bonds

    People & Markets | 08 July 2016

    A long-awaited tax amnesty is helping Indonesia’s local bond markets outperform during a period of intense global volatility.

  • Masala dries up in aftermarket

    Emerging Markets | 22 July 2016

    Lack of secondary trading revives doubts over offshore rupee bonds

  • Quenching India's thirst for gold

    People & Markets | 29 July 2016

    Retail investors in India continued to allocate some of their savings to sovereign gold bonds in the latest government offering, albeit much less than previously following a 24% spurt in gold prices since the format was introduced in November.

  • Green fuel for Masala movement

    Emerging Markets | 05 August 2016

    Environmentally conscious European investors flocked to NTPC’s debut Green Masala bond issue last week, raising hopes that the fledgling market for offshore rupee debt could gain an international following faster than expected.

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