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Finance min raises FII cap in G-secs, corp bonds by $5 bn each

Finance min raises FII cap in G-secs, corp bonds by $5 bn each
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First Published: Thu, Nov 17 2011. 02 06 PM IST

Updated: Thu, Nov 17 2011. 02 06 PM IST
New Delhi: Government has raised the ceiling on foreign institutional investment in government and corporate bonds by $5 billion each, a finance ministry official said on Thursday.
Foreign institutional investment (FII) limit in corporate debt now stands at a combined $45 billion, of which $25 billion must be invested in infrastructure bonds.
The increase will see FII ceiling for government bonds rise to $15 billion.
The capital markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), is expected to notify the decisions in the next few days, the official added.
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First Published: Thu, Nov 17 2011. 02 06 PM IST