MPC to stand pat on repo rate, raise GDP forecast

All 25 respondents in an Informist poll expect the MPC to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.50% and maintain the 'withdrawal of accommodation' stance for a fifth consecutive time at the end of its three-day meeting on Friday, even though higher food prices pose an upside risk to inflation.

Yield on 10-year gilt seen easing to 7.23% Dec-end

The yield on the 10-year government bond is expected to fall by the end of the month because of positive global cues, with a few hiccups on the domestic front setting a floor for yields.

IIFL Samasta plan to raise 140-150 bln rupees via debt

IIFL Samasta Finance, a subsidiary of IIFL Finance, plans to raise 140-150 bln rupees through debt instruments in the next financial year starting April, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Venkatesh N. says.

India gilts not a top pick: Nomura Sribalasundaram

Nomura has a positive bias on India's interest rate markets, but it is "certainly not" a top pick for it, with bonds in Indonesia and South Korea providing a better opportunity in the region, the brokerage's Emerging Markets – Asia Rates Strategist Nathan Sribalasundaram tells Informist.

Large offerings from pvt cos push corp bond supply

Fundraising through corporate bonds on a private placement basis jumped over twofold from a month ago in November on big ticket offerings from large-sized players. Companies raised 991.68 bln rupees via placement of 242 bonds compared with 405 bln rupees in October.

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