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What is the single most important factor that drives performance of any fixed income mutual fund scheme? It is the portfolio composition. The right portfolios gives returns with de[...]
RBI net outstanding forward sales was USD 1.35 billion as of September 2018, as against net forward purchase outstanding of USD 5.7 billion in August. RBI turned net seller in forw[...]
In sharp contrast to the last few months where the outlook for the economy weakened and affected all markets, equity, currency and bonds, many factors are turning positive for the [...]
OPEC led by Saudi is cutting production to keep oil prices artificially high, which is feeding into record shale oil production in US. US has overtaken Russia in oil production and[...]
In the month of October, Government bond yields fell on the back of RBI maintaining status quo on rates, CPI inflation for September 2018 printing at below RBI target of 4%, RBI OM[...]
In This Issue: Editor’s Column – Happy Diwali Tanglin Development Credit Note Weekly Issuer Data – AA and Below  Rating Upgrades, Downgrades, and Other Data     Current Quote[...]
RBI, on 2nd November 2018, has decided to allow banks to provide partial credit enhancement  to bonds issued by the systemically important non-deposit taking non-banking financial [...]
In This Issue: Editor’s Column – NBFC  CPs Stressed on Near-Term Liquidity Reliance Credit Risk Fund – Portfolio Analysis Weekly Issuer Data – AA and Below  Rating Upgr[...]
NBFC CP and Bond spreads have risen sharply since the IL&FS default and markets are still risk averse on the sector. Short end credit yields stayed at higher levels on concerns[...]
The USD 75 billion currency swap agreement with Japan will help stabilize the INR that has fallen to record lows on the back of various domestic and global issues. The lines may no[...]
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In This Issue: Editor’s Column – Mis-sold Credit Risk Funds Pose Problems for Credits Franklin India Credit Risk Fund – Portfolio Analysis Weekly Issuer Data – AA and B[...]
The minutes of the October policy review of the MPC is purely focused on inflation and has completely ignored the stress the market is going through at present.  There is a crisis [...]
Indian Rupee gained last week against the USD after U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday that the US could remove India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partne[...]
FIIs/FPIs have bought Indian equity shares worth Rs. 105 billion in the month of September 2018 and sold shares worth Rs. 198 billion in October 2018 (till 19th  October). The Nift[...]