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Govt still in talks with RBI on raising FII debt cap

Govt still in talks with RBI on raising FII debt cap
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First Published: Tue, Nov 15 2011. 01 19 PM IST

Updated: Tue, Nov 15 2011. 01 19 PM IST
New Delhi: The finance ministry is still in talks with the Reserve Bank of India about raising foreign institutional investment (FII) limit in government debt, two finance ministry sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
The sources said the government has not finalized the timeframe for raising the limit nor has the amount of increase in the limit been finalized.
Currently, the limit stands at $10 billion.
India’s most traded new 10-year bond rose 1 basis point to 8.94% after the finance ministry sources comments.
The Reserve Bank of India governor Subbarao had said in late October any decision on the matter needed to take into account external sector viability issues, besides the government’s borrowing needs.
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First Published: Tue, Nov 15 2011. 01 19 PM IST