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Friday, 17 August 2018

Krishna Merchant' s stories

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  • Indonesia broadens infra debt market

    People & Markets | 08 September 2017

    Indonesia’s infrastructure sector has received a boost from new rules broadening the investor base for securities used to fund development projects.

  • India’s EPFO goes down curve

    People & Markets | 25 August 2017

    India’s Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation will soon be allowed to broaden its portfolio of corporate bonds to include AA+ rated private-sector debt, deepening the fixed-income market for corporate borrowers.

  • India's IL&FS eyes novel financings

    People & Markets | 11 August 2017

    Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services is looking at new financing options in the domestic and overseas markets as Indian banks put the brakes on lending.

  • Indonesia's Mandiri targets offshore business

    People & Markets | 21 July 2017

    Mandiri Sekuritas, the brokerage unit of Indonesia’s biggest bank, is expanding its international underwriting business to target offshore financings, potentially including Global rupiah bonds, after receiving a Singapore licence earlier this year.

  • 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.

  • Investors welcome India liquidity move

    People & Markets | 07 July 2017

    Investors have welcomed the Indian market regulator’s recent steps to restrict the number of bonds any individual issuer can sell, in a move expected to improve liquidity in the country’s debt market.

  • Indian debt funds gorge on risk

    People & Markets | 30 June 2017

    Flows into credit mutual funds are surging in India, providing a welcome fillip to lower-rated borrowers, while exposing investors to higher risks at a time of rising bad debts.

  • Philippines looks north to diversify

    People & Markets | 09 June 2017

    The Republic of the Philippines is looking at the Panda and Samurai bond markets to diversify its funding sources, but has no plans to reduce its dependence on the local peso market, Treasurer Rosalia De Leon has said in an interview.

  • 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.

  • India’s online push angers bond bankers

    People & Markets | 26 May 2017

    India’s securities regulator has caused anger among banks and arrangers with its latest proposals to require more bond offerings to be conducted on the electronic platform introduced last year.