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54EC Bond Rates Fall. Should You Still Invest?

Given that 54EC bonds are backed by the government and hence default risk-free, an IRR of 11.05 per cent isn’t too shabby

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Sovereign Gold Bonds: All That Glitters…

Don't use them to replace equities, and don't jump in to subscribe to each and every issue without adequate deliberation. And yes - if you're looking to trade, just stick with ETF's

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Banks Add Leverage To Spice Up 'Masala' Bonds For Expatriate Indians

Bankers are finding new ways to sell India's "masala" bonds by structuring this rupee-denominated debt issued abroad into derivatives, and then sweetening the deal with leveraged returns of 12 to 13 per cent after fees and hedging

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Fine Tuning Your Bonding With Bonds

Investors are chasing direct debt when much of the rate cut is behind. Hence, don’t expect too much capital gains

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Understanding Credit Ratings

Bonds carry many different kinds of risks - and every investor must make themselves aware of these risks before committing their hard earned funds to them

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‘Bonds Are A Good Way To Diversify Funding Sources’

Vivek Pathak, Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, International Finance Corporation, says the involvement of the private sector can be a boon for efficiency as well as a means to give more fiscal space to governments

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Bonds Versus Fixed Deposits

It's worthwhile to educate yourself on the nuances of bond and fixed deposit investing in order to make an informed investment decision

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India To Soon Allow Banks To Pledge Corp Bonds To Borrow From RBI

India will soon allow banks to pledge corporate bonds as collateral to borrow funds from the central bank's overnight repo window, although with some limitations, the country's capital market regulator said in a report

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Indian Bonds Rally Ahead Of CPI Data, RBI Governor Announcement

Investors are awaiting the government's announcement on the next Reserve Bank of India governor after media reported it could come this week

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RBI Governor Rajan Says No Reason For Govt To Sell Dollar Bonds

There is "absolutely no reason" for the Indian government to borrow in dollars and the rest of the developing world must be careful not to become too reliant on foreign capital, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Friday

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RBI Sets Some State Loans' Cut-offs At Six-month Low

The Reserve Bank of India set cut-off yields on Monday for some state government bonds at a six-month low, in the first tranche of auctions for the financial year 2016-/17, due to lower amounts, strong demand from state-owned banks and insurers, traders said

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Countries Look To Draw Expatriate Cash With 'Diaspora Bonds'

Some 250 million people, around 3 percent of the world population, live outside their native countries, according to World Bank data from 2013

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Bonds Rally On Hopes Of Bigger Rate Cut By RBI

The government on Friday cut interest rates for term deposits offered to millions of small savers after the Reserve Bank of India reduced its key repo policy rate by 125 basis points last year

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10-Year Bond Yield Near 5-Month Low On RBI Rate Cut Hopes

The Reserve Bank of India is widely expected to cut repo rate by 25 basis points when it announces its policy statement on April 5

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Bonds Rally On RBI Bond Purchase, UDAY Clarification

The central bank has said debt from state governments under the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana or UDAY scheme to banks would be through a private placement, effectively keeping the bonds out of the markets

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