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Government announces sale of Sovereign Gold Bond

The government has approved the issue of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2019-20 (Series III) at Rs 3,499 per gram of gold. Sovereign Gold Bonds Sovereign Gold Bonds are government securities denominated in grams of gold. They were introduced as substitutes for holding physical gold. The bonds will be restricted for sale to resident individuals, HUFs, trusts, ..

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Debt Management and Monetary Policy in India

The discourse on the need to separate debt management and monetary policy is doing rounds for quite a time. The view was even endorsed by the committee on capital account convertibility in 1996 because of the possible conflict of interest between monetary policy and debt management. Why the issue went to backburner? When Bimal Jalan ..

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RBI raises concerns on separation of DMO from Central Bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) showed concerns on separation of Debt Management Office (DMO) from Central Bank. The government had proposed to make DMO an independent body under the ambit of finance ministry. This would be accountable for managing the government’s borrowing programme. With the increased government’s borrowings over the last few years the ..

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EIB skeptical about recovery of Eurozone crisis within two years

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is doubtful about the recovery of Euro zone from its debt crisis within the next two years. As per the Bank the pressure on the European member state to settle the situation will remain for a longer time. The bank, however, believes that the political framework to tackle with the ..

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European Union to utilize Eurozone’s permanent bailout funds to help troubled banks

The EU leaders have decided to use the Eurozone’s permanent bailout funds to support struggling banks directly, without raising government debt. EU leaders also agreed that bailout funds could be utilized to stabilize financial markets, which implies buying government debts or bonds. These are steps that Spain and Italy desired, to curtail their borrowing costs ..

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