Markets | Intervention bonds of up to Rs50,000 cr likely

Markets | Intervention bonds of up to Rs50,000 cr likely
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First Published: Mon, Apr 12 2010. 11 05 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Apr 12 2010. 11 05 PM IST
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may issue up to Rs50,000 crore of intervention bonds in fiscal 2011, according to a statement from the central bank on Monday.
RBI issues such bonds to mop up excess liquidity under its market stabilization scheme (MSS). The liquidity is created when RBI intervenes in the currency market by buying dollars to check rapid appreciation of the rupee. For every dollar RBI buys, it injects an equal amount of rupee liquidity.
“This ceiling will be reviewed when the outstandings reach the threshold limit of Rs35,000 crore,” RBI said. The current outstanding balance from MSS is Rs2,737 crore, which is due for redemption during this fiscal, the central bank said.
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— Ashwin Ramarathinam
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First Published: Mon, Apr 12 2010. 11 05 PM IST