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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Krishna Merchant' s stories

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  • Jakarta business district

    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.

  • SBI outlines Masala ambitions

    Emerging Markets | 30 September 2016

    State bank keen to tap overseas appetite for Indian names

  • Rupee Notes

    Rising rupee recharges Masala bonds

    Top News | 28 April 2017

    Indian issuers are dusting off plans for offshore rupee financings after a rebound in the currency brought so-called Masala bonds back on to investors’ radar.

  • RComm fails to communicate

    Emerging Markets | 26 May 2017

    Reliance Communications’ offshore bonds suffered a dramatic sell-off last week, as the telecommunications company failed to respond to reports that it was behind on loan payments.

  • RCom outlook darkens after coupon miss

    Emerging Markets | 10 November 2017

    Reliance Communications missed a coupon payment last week, dragging offshore bondholders into a debt restructuring that has already hit the company’s onshore lenders.

  • RCom debt plan fails to stop slide

    Emerging Markets | 03 November 2017

    Reliance Communication’s dollar bonds have continued to slide even after the company agreed to a new debt-repayment plan with domestic lenders. The plan includes a pledge to raise up to Rs170bn from the sale of assets such as mobile towers, according to Reuters report.

  • RBI vows corporate debt reforms

    People & Markets | 12 August 2016

    The Reserve Bank of India is preparing to unveil broad measures, ranging from recommendations on using corporate debt as collateral to allowing insurers to invest in Additional Tier 1 securities, in order to improve the country’s bond markets.

  • RBI reversal revives Masala market

    Emerging Markets | 29 September 2017

    The Reserve Bank of India has carved out offshore rupee bonds from its corporate bond quota for foreign investors, allowing inflows into onshore bonds to resume and revive the frozen Masala market.

  • A man walks past the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) head office in Mumbai

    RBI enforces loss-absorption rule

    Top News | 12 August 2016

    India’s central bank has blocked a small local lender from paying a coupon on its subordinated bonds after its capital ratio dropped below the regulatory minimum, highlighting the risks investors face in the country’s thinly capitalised banking system.

  • 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.

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