Saturday, 20 January 2018

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  • 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.

  • India’s banknote ban triggers cash squeeze

    People & Markets | 11 November 2016

    India declared war on “black money” and counterfeit banknotes last week, but the first casualties are likely to be consumer spending, property prices, and even IPOs.

  • The Bank of Baroda headquarters is pictured in Mumbai, India.

    India's GIFT to offshore banking

    People & Markets | 11 November 2016

    Banks are queuing up for licences to open branches at India’s Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), where they will have offshore market access to supply the growing foreign-currency needs of Indian companies.

  • SBI outlines Masala ambitions

    Emerging Markets | 30 September 2016

    State bank keen to tap overseas appetite for Indian names

  • 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.

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Urjit Patel attends a news conference after the bi-monthly monetary policy review in Mumbai, India.

    India unveils bond reforms

    People & Markets | 26 August 2016

    India’s central bank has unveiled a series of major reforms that promise to deepen the rupee bond market at a time when domestic banks are running short of capital.

  • A woman sews the national flag of India at a state-run workshop in Guwahati

    Indian insurers resist IPO push

    Equities | 19 August 2016

    India’s insurance regulator is pushing companies in the fast-growing sector to the capital markets to diversify funding and increase transparency, setting the scene for a surge in major financings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.