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Friday, 20 July 2018

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  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo speaks during a press conference at presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    Indonesia launches infra fund

    People & Markets | 06 July 2018

    Indonesia has launched a state-owned infrastructure investment fund in a bid to drive more of the country’s savings into long-term projects and deepen the local capital markets.

  • Indonesia Inc lines up bonds

    Emerging Markets | 15 June 2018

    Indonesian companies are lining up rupiah bonds before borrowing costs rise further, following two rate increases by Bank Indonesia, while dollar bond issuance has slowed.

  • India tightens rules for state-owned non-banks

    People & Markets | 08 June 2018

    India’s state-owned non-banking finance companies are facing higher capital requirements under new rules bringing them in line with their privately owned peers.

  • Macro position is key for India – Rajan

    People & Markets | 08 June 2018

    Former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said India needed to strengthen its macroeconomic position to withstand emerging-market volatility.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • India Inc looks overseas for funds

    Loans | 11 May 2018

    Volatile domestic markets and a relaxation of overseas borrowing rules are sending more Indian companies into the offshore loan markets.

  • An India Rupee note is seen in this illustration photo.

    India eases debt rules

    People & Markets | 04 May 2018

    India’s central bank has loosened rules for foreign investments in domestic bonds and liberalised its overseas borrowing, in a move seen as shoring up support for the falling rupee.

  • India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of DefExpo 2018 in Chennai, India.

    India lifts foreign investor limits

    People & Markets | 13 April 2018

    Foreign portfolio investors will be able to buy a further Rs1.04trn (US$16bn) of onshore rupee notes in the current fiscal year after the central bank raised the investment limits for government and corporate bonds.

  • A man checks his phone outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) headquarters in Mumbai, India.

    RBI adds fuel to India bonds rally

    People & Markets | 06 April 2018

    Indian government bonds have rallied for the second consecutive week after the central bank allowed lenders to spread their mark-to-market losses over several quarters.

  • 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.

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