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SNAPSHOT-India stocks, bonds, rupee, swaps, call at 5.50 GMT
August 27, 2013 / 6:03 AM / 4 years ago

SNAPSHOT-India stocks, bonds, rupee, swaps, call at 5.50 GMT

    The benchmark BSE index down 2.16 percent and the broader
NSE index lower 2.36 percent, as blue chip shares including HDFC
Bank slumped on concerns that the passage of the food security
bill will weigh on the country's fiscal and current account
deficits, raising fears of a sovereign rating downgrade. 
    India's 10-year bond yield up 8 basis points at 8.42 percent
tracking weakness in the rupee. 
    The partially convertible rupee at 65.40/42 versus its close
of 64.30/31 on Monday, not far from its record low of 65.56
reached last week, as the lower house of Parliament approved a
plan worth nearly $20 billion to provide cheap grain to the
    The benchmark five-year overnight indexed swap rate up 8 bps
at 8.50 percent. The one-year rate higher 8 bps at 9.58 percent.
    India's cash rate at 10.25/10.35 percent, versus 10.20/10.25
percent at Monday's close. 
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