NTPC tax-free bonds oversubscribed 7.25 times

State-owned NTPC on Thursday said its tax-free bonds have been oversubscribed 7.25 times.

RBI, govt in talks to reset FII GSec investment limit in rupee

RBI Monday said it is in talks with the government to reset foreign institutional investment limit in government bonds in rupee terms.

WDM witnesses trade worth Rs 2,842.66 crore on NSE
WDM witnesses trade worth Rs 2,842.66 crore on NSE

The Wholesale Debt Market segment of the National Stock Exchange on Friday witnessed a total turnover of Rs 2,842.66 crore in 73 trades.

RBI favours for calculation of FII G-Secs limit in Rupee terms
RBI favours for calculation of FII G-Secs limit in Rupee terms

The Reserve Bank of India has suggested Finance Ministry to set limits for investment in government securities in domestic currency instead of dollar as it would provide more headroom for investment by FIIs.

WDM witnesses trade worth Rs 1,920.80 crore on NSE

The weighted yields on treasury bills maturing within 90 days was 7.81 percent, it was 7.78 percent for bills of 91-182 days tenure, and 7.80 percent for bills of 183-365 days' tenure.

WDM witnesses trade worth Rs 2,040.41 crore on NSE

The Wholesale Debt Market segment of the National Stock Exchange on Thursday witnessed a total turnover of Rs 2,040.41 crore in 59 trades.

10-year benchmark govt security rises on rate cut hope

The benchmark 8.40 percent-2024 bond closed at Rs 103.2175 or at a yield of 7.8981 percent today as against Friday's close of Rs 102.90 or 7.9465 percent.

Exchanges allow T+2 bond settlements for foreign investors

Stock exchanges have allowed foreign investors to settle their trades in government securities on T+2 basis (two days after trade).

RBI permits banks to re-issue G-Sec under repo window

The Reserve Bank on Thursday permitted banks and other market participants to re-issue government securities with the objective of developing the term repo or money market.

RBI considering G-secs settlement through Euroclear

The Reserve Bank is working towards allowing settlement of government bonds in the international systems like the Euroclear, Deputy Governor H R Khan said Wednesday.

Banks can shift excess bonds from HTM thrice/year from 2015: RBI

The Reserve Bank Tuesday said banks can shift their excess bond holdings to trading portfolios from the held-to-maturity (HTM) basket thrice a year from 2015 to deepen government securities market.

RBI unveils more measures to deepen trading in bond market

To boost trading in bonds, RBI Tuesday said it will gradually lower the ceiling on government securities that can be held-to-maturity (HTM) by banks to 22 percent, from 24 percent, beginning January.

RBI revises guidelines on mortgage guarantee companies

The Reserve Bank on Saturday revised guidelines for mortgage guarantee companies and said that guarantees provided by them may be treated as contingent liabilities, for which credit conversion factor would be 50 percent.

RBI to cut down "pre-emptions" to spur efficiency

A day after he lowered SLR, the mandatory government bond holding requirements for banks, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said RBI is all for reducing "pre-emptions" over a longer horizon for more efficiency in the financial system.

Sebi tweaks investment cap for FPIs in G-Secs

Market regulator Sebi has tweaked the investment limits for foreign portfolio investors (FPI) in government securities by increasing the threshold for general investors from USD 20 billion to USD 25 billion.

FII investment sub-limit in G-secs raised by $5 billion

The Reserve Bank on Wednesday said the FII limit for investment in government securities has been increased by USD 5 billion within the total cap of USD 30 billion.

RBI to sell govt securities worth Rs 15,000 crore on Friday

The Reserve Bank will sell dated government securities worth Rs 15,000 crore in four tranches on Friday, RBI said.

FIIs can't buy G-secs with maturity of less than 1 yr: SEBI

Capital market regulator SEBI Monday restricted foreign investors from buying government securities having maturity of less than one year, a move that aims at encouraging inflows of long-term overseas fund.

Govt to borrow Rs 3.68 lakh cr in first half of 2014-15

The gross market borrowing through issue of dated securities in 2014-15 has been pegged at Rs 5.97 lakh crore, Rs 34,000 crore higher than 2013-14 fiscal ending March 31.

RBI switches Rs 4,400 cr of short-term bonds to long-term

The Reserve Bank on Friday switched Rs 4,400 crore worth of shorter maturity government securities with longer tenor bonds with an institutional investor.