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Indian bond yields tread water; await cues on RBI debt buy MUMBAI: Indian federal bond yields were almost steady in early trade on Monday, with traders refraining from taking big positions as they expect the Reserve Bank of India to announce an open market operation for the week. At 9:15 a.m. (0345 GMT), the 10-year benchmark bond yield was 8.17 percent from 8.16 percent on Friday. Traders expect it to trade in an 8.13 percent to 8.18 percent band during the session. The RBI has bought about 807.2 billion rupees of bonds via open market operations since late November. Cash squeeze in the banking system is expected to weigh on the market, traders said. On Friday, banks borrowed 1.13 trillion rupees from the RBI's repo auction under liquidity adjustment facility, sharply higher than the RBI's comfort zone of about 600 billion rupees deficit. Strong risk appetite after surprisingly robust US jobs data is expected to weigh on bonds. Global economies showed further evidence of resilience ...

Stocks firm on easing global growth concerns TOKYO: Asian shares rose on Thursday as encouraging manufacturing data soothed fears about the global economic fallout from the euro zone debt crisis, but the euro lost steam as the ongoing Greek debt talks reminded investors of the complexity of the problem. Financial spread-betters expected Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC-40 to open up flat to marginally higher. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed as much as 1.4 percent to a five-month ...
Indian bond yields drop MUMBAI: Indian federal bond yields fell on Thursday as the choice of securities for the central bank's up to 100 billion rupee ($2.04 billion) buying programme on Friday buoyed traders. The securities 8.24 percent 2018 bonds, 8.20 percent 2022 bonds, 9.15 percent 2024 bonds and 8.28 percent 2032 bonds are actively traded and should be fully accepted, traders said. The Reserve Bank of India is set to buy the bonds as part of its open market operations ...
NALCO raises aluminium prices BHUBANESHWAR: Indian state-run metal producer National Aluminium Co Ltd (NALCO) has raised aluminium prices by 2,000 rupees ($40.8) per tonne across all products, said Ansuman Das, commercial director at the company. The price was revised for the domestic market after prices rose overseas, he told Reuters on Thursday. The basic price of standard aluminium ingots after the latest revision has been increased to 140,700 rupees per tonne. Nalco last raised aluminium prices on Jan. 13, when it ...
Let banks keep more profits: China SHANGHAI: China Central Huijin Investment Co, the state parent of the country's "Big Four" banks, has agreed in principle to cut the lenders' dividend payout ratio this year by 5 percentage points in order to help ease their capital strains, the 21st Century Business Herald reported on Thursday. Huijin had already cut the ratio for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China and China Construction Bank by 5 percentage points in both 2010 and ...
India bond yields drop to 9-month low on debt buy offer           MUMBAI: Indian federal bond yields hit a nine-month low on Wednesday after the Reserve Bank of India said it would buy up to 100 billion rupees ($2.02 billion) of debt in tandem with the government's bond auctions on Friday. At 10:07 a.m. (0438 GMT), the 10-year benchmark bond yield was at 8.14 percent after touching a low of 8.10 percent, a level last seen on April 28, 2011, according to Thomson Reuters data. The yield was ...
Indian 10-year corporate bond yield ends steady, OMO eyed MUMBAI: Thin primary issuances in the wake of cash tightness in the banking system kept Indian corporate bond yields at the elevated levels scaled post last week's policy announcement, but yields could ease on Wednesday as the central bank announced government bond buyback to ease the cash crunch. The five-year benchmark corporate bond yield fell 1 basis point to 9.43 percent, while the 10-year bond closed unchanged at 9.30 percent on Tuesday. Post Jan. 24 policy announcement, ...


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Arrow DJIA 16,408.54 0.10
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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
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