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10-year bond yield drops to 5.97% in morning trade but closes at 6.02%

In the first auction of the fiscal year, the RBI raised Rs 37,853 crore using greenshoe options instead of the planned Rs 32,000 crore

10-year benchmark bond | Bond Yields | bond market

Anup Roy  |  Mumbai 

The 10-year bond yield fell below 6 per cent in intra-day trade on Friday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committed to buying at least Rs 1 trillion of bonds from the secondary market. In the morning trade, the yield dropped to 5.97 per cent, but it climbed up to close at 6.02 per cent once it was found that the central bank had refused to sell a new 5-year benchmark paper at the rate demanded by the market.

Instead, the RBI forced the primary dealers, or underwrites of the auction, to buy almost the entire stock of the new 5-year benchmark paper at 5.63 per cent. In the ...

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First Published: Sat, April 10 2021. 02:16 IST