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Govt asks RBI to lower bond yields as inflation risks spiral: Report

The government's request could complicate the RBI's policy of withdrawing liquidity from the market, which marks a shift away from an ultra-loose monetary stance.

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Reuters New Delhi
India has asked its central bank to either buy back government bonds or conduct open market operations to cool yields that have hit their highest since 2019, as inflation risks push foreign investors to sell, a government source told Reuters on Monday.

The 10-year benchmark bond ended at 93.69 rupees on Monday, yielding 7.46%, after earlier reaching a high of 7.49%. "The discussion with the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) is at an advanced stage as current yields are not at comfortable levels," the government official, with direct knowledge of the matter, said on condition of anonymity.

The official said

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First Published: May 09 2022 | 6:47 PM IST

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