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Masala Bonds News
Spice off masala bonds; here is why
Thu, May 03, 2018
Indian companies are clamouring for lowering the minimum tenor applicable while issue of masala bonds to one year from the current three years. Corporates are also seeking RBI to relax the minimum five-year tenor to three years in case of masala bonds worth over $150 million.
SBI to raise Rs 20,000 crore via bonds for affordable housing
Thu, Jan 11, 2018
Country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) plans to raise Rs 20,000 crore through long term bonds to fund affordable housing. SBI had earlier proposed to raise Rs 5,000 crore for the purpose.
RBI's new rules may make India Inc shun masala bonds
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
RBI has made some changes to rules pertaining to masala bonds that may make this fundraising route less attractive.
Is India's masala bond diplomacy working?
Mon, May 29, 2017
The emergence of masala bonds as a funding vehicle for Indian companies can aid India’s geoeconomic goals. Most of them are listed in the London Stock Exchange. But is India leveraging fully the rupee’s internationalisation?
Strong rupee bodes well for India's masala bonds
Wed, May 03, 2017
“If the rupee remains stable at current levels or appreciates further, it would offer RDBs’ investors healthy returns and sustain their interest in participating in future issuances; and vise versa," as per ICRA.
BRICS bank to issue up to $500 million in masala bonds
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
The offering comes after the bank sold three billion in yuan-denominated green bonds ($435.5 million) on China's interbank market last year aiming to support clean and renewable energy use to reduce carbon emissions.
India's first International Exchange at GIFT city to start trading from January 16
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Trading on the new India International Exchange at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT city) will begin from January 16, Monday in equity, currency and interest rate derivatives to start with, a top company official said.
Shriram Transport Finance to issue masala bonds worth Rs 475 crore
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
This would be the third NBFC to enter the masala bonds market. Till now only HDFC and Indiabulls Housing Finance have raised Rs 5000 crore and Rs 500 crore, respectively.
Full Text: PM Modi’s address on the occasion of Inauguration of the India International Exchange at GIFT city, Gandhinagar
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
Text of PM’s address on the occasion of Inauguration of the India International Exchange at GIFT city, Gandhinagar
Financial technology will be important for India's future: PM Modi
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Financial technology will be important for India's future, Bloomberg reported quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi as saying on Monday while inaugurating India International Exchange at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) in Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
HDFC gets RBI's nod to raise Rs 3,000 crore more in masala bonds
Sat, Dec 17, 2016
Having already exhausted a Rs 5,000 crore limit to issue 'masala bonds', mortgage major HDFC on Saturday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted it permission to raise another Rs 3,000 crore from the newly emerging route.
Masala bonds are gaining traction; here's why
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
Kavita Chacko, Economist of CARE Ratings said, “ The masala bonds issued by banks provides for an additional source of funds for banks and could aid in improving their capital base. Also, the issuance of these bonds by banks would help in developing the market for rupee denominated bonds in international markets. ”
RBI gives Indian banks the go-ahead to issue masala bonds
Thu, Nov 03, 2016
RBI said issuance of such bonds will help develop the market of rupee-denominated bonds overseas and also to provide an additional avenue to raise capital/long-term funds for Indian banks.
Everything is going right for Indian economy: KV Kamath
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Sounding exuberant, veteran banker and New Development Bank (NDB) President KV Kamath has said everything is going right for India at present and the third largest Asian economy will witness a "sudden uptick" in fortunes soon.
Indian bond market at critical stage: Shaktikanta Das
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Shaktikanta Das, Joint Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs said,"Indian bond is in critical stage and more need to be done for making more vibrant. Global economic situation is volatile. "
HDFC raises Rs 4500 crore from masala bonds till date
Mon, Sep 12, 2016
“The company has completed the third issue of rupee denominated bonds to overseas investors aggregating to Rs 1000 on September 12,” HDFC said in a statement.
HDFC ERGO acquires 100% stake of L&T General Insurance
Fri, Sep 09, 2016
"The board of Directors of HDFC ERGO General Insurance - a non listed subsidiary of us had approved the acquisition of 100% equity shares in L&T General Insurance for an aggregate amount of Rs 551 crore, subject to reciept of requisite approvals." HDFC said in a statement.
NTPC commenced trading of masala bond on London stock exchange
Fri, Sep 09, 2016
It is expected that NTPC will invest the proceeds of the green Masala bond in the renewable energy market as it aims to add more wind and solar power projects to its portfolio.
Bond market measures will bring liquidity: Raghuram Rajan
Sat, Aug 27, 2016
Rajan had launched Masala Bonds in 2015.
Banks' masala bonds will take care of their huge capital needs
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday announced a slew of measures for the development of the fixed income and currency markets.