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EPFO to now invest Rs 3K crore in AA+ rated corporate bonds

EPFO to now invest Rs 3K crore in AA+ rated corporate bonds

Retirement fund body EPFO has decided to invest in corporate bonds in the AA+ investment grade, a notch lower than the earlier norm of AAA, a move that will help it park around Rs 3,000 crore per annum in such securities.

Sebi asks MFs to hone due diligence, playing on debt funds

Sebi asks MFs to hone due diligence, playing on debt funds

Mutual funds have to work on due diligence practices before picking up corporate bonds and should not just rely only on credit ratings given the rising defaults, Sebi chairman Ajay Tyagi said on Thursday.

Less than 10% corporate debt rated unsafe in FY17

Less than 10% corporate debt rated unsafe in FY17

India Inc's credit profile was at its strongest last fiscal with less than 10 percent of the corporate debt securities rated as unsafe for investment -- the lowest level so far for such issues.

Companies raise record Rs 6.41 lakh crore via debt placement in FY17

Companies raise record Rs 6.41 lakh crore via debt placement in FY17

Indian companies raised a record Rs 6.41 lakh crore last fiscal through private placement of corporate bonds to meet business needs, a surge of 40 percent from the preceding year.

Sebi clears new framework to deepen corporate bond market

Sebi on Monday approved a new framework for consolidation and reissuance of debt securities as part of its efforts to deepen the corporate bond market.

Over 2,800 new FPIs registered with Sebi in Apr-Jan FY'17

More than 2,800 fresh foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) registered with capital markets regulator Sebi in the first 10 months of the current fiscal, indicating that India remains an attractive destination.

'Vibrant secondary market, liquidity to help develop bonds'

'Vibrant secondary market, liquidity to help develop bonds'

A vibrant secondary market and higher liquidity will help in development of the corporate bond market and drive economic growth, a Sebi official said.

 

NPS subscribers can shuffle fund allocation twice a year

NPS subscribers can shuffle fund allocation twice a year

Pension fund regulator PFRDA has tweaked investment norms to allow subscribers of National Pension System to change their asset allocation twice in a financial year.

Corporate bond trades hit record Rs 12 lakh crore in April-January FY'17

Corporate bond trades hit record Rs 12 lakh crore in April-January FY'17

Trading in corporate debt at stock exchanges hit a record Rs 11.70 lakh crore during the first 10 months of the current fiscal.

Govt bonds decline on selling pressure, call rates decline

Government bonds (G-Secs) declined on selling pressure from banks and corporates and the Interbank call rates also turned lower due to lack of demand from borrowing banks amidst ample liquidity situation in the banking system.

Over 1,300 new foreign portfolio investors register in Apr-Aug FY17

Over 1,300 new foreign portfolio investors register in Apr-Aug FY17

More than 1,300 new foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have registered with capital markets regulator Sebi in April-August of 2016-17, showing a sign of their willingness to be part of India's growth story.

Corporate bonds: Gandhi cautions against ignoring bank funding

Even as the government and the Reserve Bank are working in concert to deepen the corporate bond markets, deputy governor R Gandhi today said we must be "realistic" in our goals and not squeeze out the bank financing in the process.

Analysts, market participants hail RBI move on bond markets

Market participants and analysts have hailed the Reserve Bank's measures announced today to deepen the corporate bonds market, saying the move will go a long way in developing the nascent debt space.

RBI lets banks issue masala bonds, to accept corporate bonds in LAF

RBI lets banks issue masala bonds, to accept corporate bonds in LAF

Reserve Bank on Thursday announced a slew of changes in fixed income and currency markets such as allowing lenders to issue 'masala bonds' and to accept corporate bonds under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF).

ECB pours cash into company bonds to boost eurozone

ECB pours cash into company bonds to boost eurozone

Having already slashed interest rates to below zero and pumped massive amounts of cash into financial markets, it started to directly finance businesses by buying their debt in the bond market.

Apple plans to sell $1 billion of 30-years bonds in Taiwan

Apple plans to sell $1 billion of 30-years bonds in Taiwan

Taipei: Apple Inc plans to issue bonds in Taiwan for the first time with the aim of raising $1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said, joining a queue of big global names that have sold billions of dollars on the island`s busy debt market.

RBI ED got requests to allow corporate bonds as collateral for LAF

RBI ED got requests to allow corporate bonds as collateral for LAF. Watch complete news story of Superfast Future and stay updated with the latest trends and statistics in the stock market, commodity market and share market!

Firms raise record Rs 4.6 lakh cr via debt placement in FY16

Indian companies raised a record Rs 4.6 lakh crore in 2015-16 through private placement of corporate bonds to meet business needs -- a surge of 13 percent over the preceding fiscal.

Companies mop-up Rs 2 lakh cr via debt placement in H1, FY16

In debt private placements, firms issue securities or bonds to institutional investors to raise capital.

China allows biggest corporate bond default yet

Communist leaders allowed China's biggest corporate bond default yet Thursday in a fresh sign of wrenching economic change as growth slows and Beijing gives market forces a bigger role in its financial system.