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SNAPSHOT-India stocks, bonds, rupee, swaps, call at close
March 20, 2013 / 12:07 PM / 5 years ago

SNAPSHOT-India stocks, bonds, rupee, swaps, call at close

    The BSE index is down 0.65 percent and the broader NSE index
0.9 percent lower on continued worries after a regional party
withdrew from the ruling coalition, and also due to lingering
doubts about how aggressively the central bank will cut interest
rates this year. 
    The 10-year bond yield ended 2 basis points
(bps) higher at 7.92 percent, hitting earlier a 1-1/2 month low,
as the central bank's cautious outlook on interest rates and
political uncertainty kept the sentiment weak. 
    The partially convertible rupee closed at 54.36/37 per
dollar versus 54.37/38 at close on Tuesday, recovering from
early falls as worries over political instability eased and on
the back of  dollar sales by custodian banks and a state-run
    The one-year rate fell 1 bp to 7.53 percent and the
five-year OIS rate 1 bp higher 7.20 percent.
    India's overnight cash rate at 7.65/7.70 percent versus
Tuesday's close of 7.60/7.70 percent, realigning with the new
repo rate of 7.50 percent. 
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