Monday, 23 July 2018

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  • India orders early AT1 calls

    India orders early AT1 calls

    People & Markets | 23 February 2018

    India’s central bank has taken the unprecedented step of ordering some of the country’s weaker banks to redeem their capital securities ahead of schedule, triggering a debate over regulatory interference in the fixed-income sector.

  • 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.

  • Bhushan boost for debt workouts

    Loans | 25 May 2018

    Tata Steel is borrowing Rs165bn (US$2.42bn) to fund the acquisition of a controlling stake in Bhushan Steel in a significant step forward under India’s new bankruptcy rules.

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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.

  • 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 calls for better disclosure on bonds

    People & Markets | 18 May 2018

    India’s market regulator has tabled stricter disclosure rules for issuers of bonds and preference shares, in a bid to enhance transparency and accountability for investors.

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