A gradual rise in bond yields globally has created a panic in the equity markets. Indian frontline benchmarks - the S&P BSE Sensex and the Nifty 50 - lost nearly 2 per cent in intra-day trade.
At the global level, US Treasury yields vaulted to their highest since the pandemic began on expectations of a strong economic expansion and related inflation. Back home, the 10-year government bond yield jumped to 6.18 per cent on Thursday, February 25. US t
The benchmark bond (10-year tenor) yields had fallen to 5.6 per cent during the peak of the pandemic crisis but have since been rising and jumped 31 bps since the Budget. Year to date, the yields have crept up 16 bps in 2021 so far.
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