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Indian bonds gain for second day; GDP data in focus  MUMBAI: Indian federal bonds gained for a second consecutive session on Monday as expectations for weak April-June quarter growth data at the end of the week raised hopes the central bank would come under pressure to cut interest rates. India is due to post April-June gross domestic product data on Friday, with traders citing rising expectations for sub-5 percent growth. Bullish cut-offs at Friday's sale of 150 billion rupees of bonds also extended gains into a second session. Bond yields have fallen since their monthly peak of 8.26 percent in mid-August on continued signs of slowing growth and data showing headline wholesale price inflation falling to a three-year low. The falling yields have come despite the Reserve Bank of India's continued hawkish stance. "It will be difficult for RBI to ignore a sub-5 percent kind of print," said Anuj Tagra, a fixed income dealer with Union Bank of India. "The good demand at last week's auction ...

Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR: The power arm of Malaysian builder MMC Corp Bhd has obtained regulatory approval to issue up to 1.8 billion ringgit ($575.2 million) worth of Islamic bonds to repay debt, MMC said on Friday. The fund-raising by unit Malakoff Corp Bhd comes in the form of 30-year Islamic bonds, junior sukuk musharakah, which will be used for working capital as well as to redeem its outstanding debt, MMC said. MMC, which owns 51 percent of Malakoff, ...
India MUMBAI: India's IDFC Ltd plans to raise at least 2 billion rupees ($36.09 million) via five-year staggered bonds at 9.40 percent, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said on Tuesday. The bonds have a redemption of 85 percent in the second year and 5 percent each for three years thereafter, the source said. ICICI Bank is the sole arranger to the deal, the source said. Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
Indian bonds yields flat; output data weak but inflation eyed  MUMBAI: India's benchmark bonds ended steady on Thursday, stalling after three days of gains as traders grew cautious ahead of inflation data due early next week, though debt attracted some safe-haven bids earlier in the session after output data unexpectedly fell. Industrial output fell 1.8 percent in June, adding to pressure on new Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram to move quickly and help pull Asia's third-largest economy from its worst slowdown in almost a decade. Reserve Bank of ...
Indian bond yields drop as finance minister sparks rate cut hopes  MUMBAI: India's benchmark bonds rallied on Tuesday as expectations for a rate cut built up dramatically after the finance minister said high borrowing costs were burdening consumers, while adding that the government was planning fiscal consolidation steps. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's comments on Monday have revived the prospect of monetary easing just a week after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) di sappointed investors by keeping the repo rate on hold and sticking to its hawkish ...
Indian bonds yields slip; fin min says interest rates MUMBAI: India's benchmark 10-year bond yield fell 4 basis points on Monday after the finance minister said high interest rates are burdening borrowers and promised the government will shortly unveil fiscal consolidation measures. Meaningful action could improve spirits among investors disappointed after the Reserve Bank of India kept interest rates on hold last week, while sticking to its hawkish language on inflationary pressures. The lack of monetary action comes as investors had grown sceptical about whether the ...
India bond yields rise; post biggest weekly advance in 4 months  MUMBAI: Indian federal bond prices fell as dealers made way in their portfolios for the debt auctioned on Friday, helping send yields to their biggest weekly advance in four months after the central bank disappointed by keeping interest rates on hold. Bond markets were routed after the Reserve Bank of India also raised its inflation outlook and maintained its hawkish stance, casting doubt about how soon the central bank will cut interest rates. Those concerns were further ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
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Exports $1.930 bln
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WeeklySeptember 18, 2014
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