Friday, 19 July 2019

India 2014

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  • India: The pivotal moment

    India: The pivotal moment

    India’s capital markets are approaching a pivotal moment. After Narendra Modi’s landslide election victory earlier this year, initial enthusiasm has begun to give way to lingering doubts that the new regime can deliver on its reform agen

  • Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party.

    Man of the moment

    India’s new pro-reform prime minister has overseen a rebound in investor confidence, but is there substance behind the hype? Can Narendra Modi make his mark on India’s notoriously slow-moving bureaucracy?

  • A security personnel stands guard in front of the gate of the State Bank of India regional office in Kolkata.

    The Great Bank Recap

    Offerings of subordinated bonds from the banking sector promise to keep India’s capital markets busy for years. However, the path towards full Basel III compliance is far from straightforward.

  • A man walks past a sale poster in a shopping mall in Mumbai.

    Public promise

    The introduction of real estate investment trusts, simplified tax rules and a bigger privatisation pipeline have all underlined a new determination to reform and reinvigorate India’s equity capital markets.

  • Vehicular traffic moves on a street in New Delhi.

    Clearer path ahead

    India’s new government has pledged to revive infrastructure investment, but much will depend on shifting the funding requirements beyond the capital-constrained banking sector.

  • A labourer works inside a steel factory on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India’s northeastern state of Tripura.

    High stakes

    A reduction in withholding tax rates has opened the door for more Indian companies to sell international bonds. After a promising first wave of financings from lower-rated private sector issuers, will the party continue?

  • Workers are pictured beneath clocks displaying time zones in various parts of the world at an outsourcing centre in Bangalore.

    Going Global

    Global rupee bonds, offshore settlements and rising international interest have all added some welcome energy to India’s domestic debt markets. However, there is far more to be done.

  • Motorbike riders drive on a road in Mumbai.

    One-way street

    After a cautious 2013, renewed risk appetite is driving down offshore loan pricing and luring more Indian borrowers to the international markets.

  • A technician repairs power supply lines at a power plant of Adani Power at Mundra Port in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

    Restarting the engine

    Things are looking up for project lending after reforms have made it easier for banks to deal with failing projects and lend at longer tenors.

  • School boys with their faces painted in the colours of India’s national flag, take part in India’s Independence Day celebrations in Jammu.

    Different strokes

    A Triple A rating for a deeply subordinated issue of Tier 1 bank capital has underlined the significance attached to credit ratings in India’s domestic debt market.

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