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India benchmark bond yield at seven-month high; rate hike fears rise

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By Suvashree ChoudhuryMUMBAI (Reuters) - India's benchmark 10-year bond yield rose to its highest in seven months on Friday after minutes of the central bank's rate-setting committee meeting contained strong warnings on inflation, dimming hopes of a rate cut in the short term and sparking bets for a tightening move instead. The Reserve Bank of India had opted to leave the repo rate unchanged at 6.25 percent on April 6, and the minutes released on Thursday showed the six-member monetary policy committee had cited upside risks to inflation as the main reason for the decision.However, the ...

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 12:30 IST
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