Government debt Current Affairs, GK & News
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, ..
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 ..
Topics: Debt • Economy • Finance • Finance in India • Government debt • Greek government-debt crisis • Ministry of Finance • Monetary Policy • Money • PDMA • Public Debt Management Agency • RBI • Repurchase agreement • Reserve Bank of India • SEBI • Securities and Exchange Board of India
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 ..
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2012
Topics: Debt crisis • Economy • Economy of the European Union • EIB • Euro • European debt crisis • European Investment Bank • European Union • Eurozone • Financial crises • Government debt • Multilateral development 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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2012