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Indian bonds gain on speculation of govt hiking FII limits MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rallied on Tuesday on speculation the government may increase the investment limits for foreign portfolio investors, bringing alive debt markets that have stagnated over the past couple of months.Traders also cited hopes the European Central Bank would announce additional monetary stimulus at its policy meeting on Thursday, potentially sparking more foreign fund flows into India.Trading volume in the bond market was also more than the recent average, a day after data showed India's balance of payments was in surplus for a third straight quarter in April-June."In a scenario where the global growth is muted, India appears in a much more favourable position as seen by recent tight fiscal deficit and expenditure figures," said Gopal Agarwal, chief investment officer at Mirae Asset Management in Mumbai.The 2024 10-year bond yield, which became the benchmark last month, fell 3 basis points to end at 8.52 percent.The 10-year bond yield ...

Chinese finance ministry to auction 28bn yuan 3 year bonds SHANGHAI: China's Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday it would auction 28 billion yuan ($4.56 billion) in three-year government bonds on Sept. 10. After the auction, the bonds will be issued from Sept. 10 to 15 and begin secondary market trading on Sept. 17, the ministry said in a statement on its website.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian bonds gain after upbeat GDP data MUMBAI: Indian government bonds rose on Monday after data showed the economy grew faster than expected in the June quarter and on ample liquidity, but broader gains were capped by the reality that foreign institutional investors have almost exhausted their entire allocation of debt.Analysts say positive news such as data showing India's economy grew a faster-than-expected 5.7 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier should help underpin sentiment for Asia's third largest economy.Despite ...
JGBs slightly lower as Bunds retreat from highs TOKYO: Japanese government bond (JGB) prices were slightly lower on profit-taking on Monday after German Bund prices stepped back from highs, but trading was thin due to a US market holiday and ahead of key events such as a Bank of Japan policy meeting. The 10-year JGBs were traded at a yield of 0.495 percent, up 0.5 basis point, in the early afternoon but saw no trades during the morning. The 20-year yield rose 1 ...
Thai 28-day t-bills yield 1.99443pc at auction BANGKOK: An auction of 15 billion baht ($469 million) of 28-day Thai treasury bills fetched an average accepted yield of 1.99443 percent on Monday, the Bank of Thailand said. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
South Korea to sell 6.7 trillion won T-bonds in Sept SEOUL: South Korea plans to sell 6.7 trillion won ($6.60 billion) worth of treasury bonds through auctions in September, slightly less than 6.8 trillion won worth planned for August, the finance ministry said on Thursday.The Ministry of Strategy and Finance also said it would exchange 0.35 trillion won worth of existing paper with new debt.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Indian bonds see mild gains amid improvement in liquidity MUMBAI: Indian government bonds edged higher on Wednesday on the back of easing cash conditions and bargain buying after recent sharp falls, although sentiment remained cautious ahead of key economic data later this week.Overnight cash rates fell to as low as 7.00/7.10 percent as traders cited some government spending and lower credit needs by lenders. Banks borrowed only 81.14 billion rupees ($1.34 billion) from the central bank's repo window, earlier in the day, the lowest ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln