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Monday, 16 July 2018

Krishna Merchant' s stories

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

    RBI measures set to add fuel to IGB rally

    Ticker | 03 April 2018

    Indian government bonds are expected to rally further after the Reserve Bank of India allowed banks to spread their mark-to-market losses over several quarters.

  • India fires up government bonds

    People & Markets | 29 March 2018

    India gave an unexpected shot in the arm to its ailing government bond market last week, sparking a spectacular rally days before the end of the financial year and opening the door to greater foreign investor participation in the months ahead.

  • Indian bank tucks into Masala

    Emerging Markets | 23 March 2018

    HDFC Bank has become the first Indian bank to sell Masala bonds, paving the way for other lenders to tap the offshore rupee bond market.

  • India looks offshore after rupee rates spike

    Emerging Markets | 09 March 2018

    A spike in rupee yields is sending Indian issuers overseas in search of cheaper funding at a time when global investors are turning cautious on the country.

  • Pension fund blow to Indian corporate bonds

    People & Markets | 02 March 2018

    India’s decision to reduce the minimum share of assets that the Employee’s Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) must hold in corporate bonds is expected to put further upward pressure on domestic corporate bond yields.

  • 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.

  • India redraws debt workout rules

    People & Markets | 16 February 2018

    India’s central bank has torn up its rule book on debt restructurings in favour of a standardised approach that gives major defaulters just six months to agree terms with their bank creditors.

  • India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley holds his briefcase as he arrives at the parliament to present the federal budget in New Delhi, India.

    India deepens corporate bond market

    People & Markets | 02 February 2018

    India has taken steps to deepen the corporate bond market in its budget for 2018-2019, although the slippage of fiscal targets is likely to worsen the current sell-off in the short term.

  • Indonesia: Embracing Komodo bonds

    Emerging Markets | 26 January 2018

    More state-owned Indonesian companies are raising funds from Komodo bonds, or offshore rupiah notes, even as onshore reforms bring down the cost of domestic debt.

  • India lines up US$14bn bank injection

    People & Markets | 26 January 2018

    The Indian government pledged last week to inject close to US$14bn into state-run banks this financial year to improve their capital ratios and help them tackle bad loans, paving the way for more equity offerings from the sector.