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Indian bonds at 20-month’s highs, rupee gains after surprise rate cut MUMBAI, March 4 (Reuters) - Indian government bonds surged to their highest in nearly 20 months while the rupee jumped to a one-month high on Wednesday after the central bank lowered interest rates, in a move that came earlier than expected.India's central bank lowered its key policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 percent, its second inter-meeting cut this year on the back of easing inflation and what it said was the "weak state" of parts of the economy.The move was also seen as backing the government's budget unveiled on Saturday, which pledged fiscal responsibility but delayed meeting a fiscal deficit target of 3 percent of gross domestic product by a year to fiscal year 2017/18.The Reserve Bank of India caught markets off guard, just as it did in January when it made the last interest rate cut, as traders had expected the central bank to wait until ...

TMB Bank issues first Thai Dim Sum HONG KONG: TMB Bank has issued Thailand's first Dim Sum bond, in an offering that comes amid one of the lowest renminbi-US dollar exchange rates since 2012.The three-year Reg S senior unsecured bonds priced to yield 5.5 percent to raise Rmb600m (US$96m). The notes were trading slightly above par in the secondary market. The lender garnered an order book in excess of Rmb900m from 48 accounts.Dim Sum syndicate bankers said they hoped the milestone bond ...
Thailand's CP All plans $552mn bond issue to refinance debt BANGKOK: CP All PCL, Thailand's largest convenience store chain, said on Tuesday it plans to raise 18 billion baht ($552 million) through a bond offer in March to refinance existing debt and reduce interest expenses.CP All, controlled by billionaire Dhanin Chareavanont's Charoen Pokphand Group, is the retailer with the most net debt in Southeast Asia as it took on a $5.8 billion loan two years ago to finance the takeover of cash-and-carry wholesaler Siam Makro.CP ...
JGBs edge higher, bolstered by solid 40-year sale TOKYO: Japanese government bonds firmed on Tuesday, bolstered by solid demand at a 40-year auction.The Ministry of Finance sold 399.5 billion yen ($3.35 billion) worth of 40-year JGBs with a 1.7 percent coupon at a highest accepted yield of 1.550 percent. Bids totalled 1.3572 trillion yen, so the bid-to-cover ratio rose to 3.40 times from the previous 40-year sale's 3.18, indicating stronger demand.The yield on the 10-year cash JGB inched down half a basis point ...
India central bank says conducted bond switch for 88bn rupees MUMBAI: The Indian government bought back 88 billion rupees ($1.42 billion) of bonds maturing in the fiscal years 2015/16 and 2016/17 and sold an equivalent amount of bonds maturing in 2026/27, 2030/31, the central bank said in a release on Monday.The so-called bond switch programme is being conducted by the government to reduce the burden of bunched-up bond redemptions in the short term. The switch was done on Feb. 18 with a commercial bank, the ...
Mauritius 5-year Treasury bond yield falls to 4.11pc PORT LOUIS: Mauritius' five-year Treasury bonds fetched a weighted average yield of 4.11 percent on Wednesday, down from 4.68 percent at the last auction on December 17, the central bank said. The Bank of Mauritius sold all the 1.5 billion rupees ($45.18 million) of debt it had offered. Bids totalled 4.355 billion rupees with yields ranging from 3.99 to 5.33 percent. The coupon rate was 3.95 percent. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...
JGBs dip on rise in Japanese shares, weak BOJ operation TOKYO: Japanese government bond prices were weaker on Thursday, as the Nikkei share average briefly broke above the 18,000 mark for the first time since December last year.The results of JGB buying operations by the BOJ on Thursday also showed stronger selling pressure in the 10 year and longer zone.The offer-to-cover ratio in the 10- to 25-year zone came in at 3.18 times, the highest level since Oct 27 last year, when it was 4.31 ...


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Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
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Reserves $19.713 bln