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India MUMBAI: India's L&T Shipbuilding has finalised terms for its 25 billion rupees ($470.59 million) dual-tranche bond sale and has picked two arrangers, two sources with direct knowledge of the plans said on Friday.   The unit of Larsen & Toubro will raise 12 billion rupees through 5-year bonds with a call option after the third and fourth years at 8.95 percent, the sources said.   Axis Bank and HDFC Bank are the arrangers to this tranche, with 6 billion rupees each, they said.   The shipbuilder will sell 13 billion in longer tenure 15-year bonds with 11- to 15-year separately tradable and redeemable principal parts (STRPP), and a call option after the 10th year at 9.10 percent.   Axis Bank is the sole arranger for this tranche.   The bonds are locally rated AAA (SO) on the back of a guarantee from parent Larsen & Toubro.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...

South Korea won edges up on US data, Spain; bonds down  SEOUL: The South Korean won rose slightly in early domestic trade on Thursday, after positive US housing data and speculation that Spain will soon seek bailout funds eased market concerns about global economic uncertainties.   The local currency was quoted at 1,104.9 against the dollar as of 0026 GMT, compared with 1,105.5 at the end of onshore trade on Wednesday.   The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index was up 0.1 percent at 1,957.67.   December futures on three-year treasury bonds ...
China 3-month finance ministry deposits sold at 4.00pc  SHANGHAI: China's central bank auctioned 50 billion yuan ($7.99 billion) of three-month finance ministry deposits to commercial banks on Thursday at a rate of 4.00 percent, traders said.   Banks will bid for the right to take the deposits.   The sale, like previous such exercises, is part of the finance ministry's cash management programme.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
China SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance auctioned 26 billion yuan ($4.15 billion) of 1-year bills in the interbank market on Wednesday at an average yield of 2.94 percent, traders said, higher than expected.   Market forecasts had centred around 2.77 percent and ranged from 2.70 to 2.85 percent.   The auction yield came in above Tuesday's indicative secondary market bid yield of 2.8000 percent for one-year government bills.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
India MUMBAI: India's Housing Development Finance Corp plans to raise at least 5 billion rupees ($94.29 million) through two-year bonds at 9.18 percent, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.   ICICI Bank is the sole arranger to the deal, the source said.   Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...
US soy rebounds on hopes for China demand; corn firm  SINGAPORE: US soy rose 0.8 percent on Tuesday, recovering from its lowest in more than three months on expectations China will step up imports with prices easing from record highs. Corn snapped two straight sessions of losses on bargain-hunting by end-users and was supported by tight global supplies following the worst US drought in half a century. Soybean export premiums on the US Gulf Coast were near steady on Monday, underpinned by slow farmer sales of newly ...
Iron ore slips toward $110 as Chinese appetite stalls  SINGAPORE: Spot iron ore slipped on Tuesday as lower steel prices in top market China discouraged steel mills from buying more of the raw material after some replenished stockpiles last week.   Slow Chinese steel demand and uncertainty over when it will pick up significantly have forced producers to limit iron ore purchases, trapping prices in narrow ranges below $120 a tonne and clouding prospects for the raw material to rebound to this year's highs.   Price offers for ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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