Sunday, 17 December 2017

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  • BC sells first government Masala

    Bonds | 02 September 2016

    British Columbia last week became the first foreign government to sell offshore rupee bonds, in an issue that was as much an arbitrage play as a step in the globalisation of the Indian currency.

  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) logo

    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.

  • Cash purge to boost Indian banks

    People & Markets | 18 November 2016

    India’s demonetisation drive is likely to cause short-term pain for the economy, but banks are expected to benefit from the move in the long run.

  • Bollywood

    Eros out to seduce investors

    Top News | 03 March 2017

    India’s Bollywood film industry is set to premiere in the US dollar bond market as one of the country’s biggest distributors prepares its debut high-yield offering.

  • An aerial view shows cars driving through Cikampek toll road operated by PT Jasa Marga in Cikampek, West Java province, Indonesia.

    First test for Komodo pricing

    Top News | 24 November 2017

    Indonesia’s biggest toll road developer is marketing the first offshore rupiah bonds, testing international appetite for a product that promises to open a new source of funding for the country’s corporate sector.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • India consults on bond liquidity

    People & Markets | 10 February 2017

    India’s market regulator has put out a consultation paper recommending that issuers maintain fewer, albeit larger, bond lines.

  • India curbs foreign bond buying

    People & Markets | 21 July 2017

    New Indian regulatory guidelines on the utilisation of corporate bond limits for foreign investors will completely halt Masala bond issuances in the near term and hurt renewable energy financings, market sources said.

  • India grapples with excess liquidity

    People & Markets | 07 April 2017


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