Government Bonds

  • Moody's downgrades Italy, warns of further cut July 13, 2012

    Moody's on Friday surprised markets by downgrading Italy's government bond rating by two notches to Baa2 and warned it could cut it further, piling on pressure just hours before the country launches its latest bond sale. The move left Italy's rating just two notches above junk status and could raise already-painful...
  • RBI hikes overseas investment limit in govt bonds June 25, 2012

    Mumbai/New Delhi: In a bid to prop up the battered rupee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday hiked the limit of overseas investments in government bonds and announced a few other measures to improve market sentiments. The limit of overseas investment in government bonds has been raised by $5...
  • Moody's reviewing LIC rating; downgrade likely May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Global agency Moody's on Monday said it is reviewing rating of state-owned LIC for a possible downgrade over its huge exposure to government bonds. "Moody's has placed the insurance financial strength rating of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) (Baa2/stable) under review for possible downgrade," Moody's Investors Service...
  • RBI to buy back up to Rs 120 bn bonds on Friday January 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday said it will buy up to 120 billion rupees of government bonds via open market operations on Friday, including the 10-year paper which till recently was the benchmark paper. The central bank said it will buy 8.07 per cent 2017 bonds,...
  • Analysis: RBI may need to cap rising yields February 5, 2009

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may need to step up its market buying of government bonds to head off a sharp spike in yields towards 7 per cent as a result of expected heavy debt issuance in the next few months. The RBI has cut its benchmark interest...