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Wait, The Government Can Default Too?

More rating craziness, with CARE downgrading what seems to be an ultra-safe instrument.They have cut the rating for a 100 cr. bond issued by Hindustan Organic ...

Why does RBI Sell Bonds, Like It Has Done Today?

RBI is doing an OMO sale of government bonds today, and has sold Rs. 8270 cr. worth bonds. Why? This is a good question. Why does RBI sell bonds? Who ...

60% of the Bond Auction Fails, RBI Cancels Three of Four Auctions

RBI has just cancelled 60% of the government bond auction today. With four bonds on sale, we had noted again on twitter that underwriting commissions has ...
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Bond Markets Crash, Failure of Bond Auction Today is Likely Again

There’s some serious damage in the bond market in the last few days. We posted (in Premium) that Banks are likely to lose 10,000 cr. on just the extra ...

A Bond Auction Failed Today, The Second Failure in A Month

So the bond auction did fail. We mentioned this earlier today. It didn’t fail by too much, though; just 890 cr. that devolved. However the yields at ...

Will The Government Bond Auction Fail Today?

There’s a government bond auction today for Rs. 16,000 cr. for which primary dealers (mostly banks) will be paid underwriting commissions. These ...

Rising Yield Impact: Bond Auction Flops, Primary Dealers Have to Underwrite 2,600 cr. of 20 and 30 yr Bonds

After the cancellation of the 364 day T-Bill auction on Wednesday, we have further drama in bond markets. The 20 and 30 year bonds, auctioned today for 3,000 ...

Government Cuts Borrowing by 21,000 cr., Will Prop Up Bonds

The government will borrow less, it seems, with their “cash situation” under control. The total reduction will be Rs. 21,000 cr. Long term bonds will see a ...

Government Buys Back Only May 2014 Bonds

The government has repurchased bonds worth 10,590 cr. and all of the accepted ones are the 6.07% that is maturing in May 2014. I had mentioned the repayment ...

RBI Further Swaps 4,400 cr. of Bonds to 2043

The RBI is actively trying to reduce the debt redemptions in the next two years. Now it has moved about 4,400 cr. to a much longer term maturity (30 years ...