Strengthening debt market on Sebi's agenda, says Ananth Narayan

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The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is working on strengthening the debt market in India through the introduction of new products, mitigating segment risks, and pursuing certain tax proposals, said whole-time member Ananth Narayan, in his first public address after joining the capital markets regulator.

Speaking at the 9th SBI Banking & Economics Conclave, the former banker said the debt segment growth in India has been slow and mired in accidents, and it is trust that the regulator is trying to develop for investors.

“We have seen many accidents between 2017 and 2019, particularly in the debt market. It is

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First Published: Nov 24 2022 | 8:58 PM IST

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