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Coronavirus effect: Benchmark bond yield goes up sharply after govt hikes borrowing

The benchmark 10-year bond yield rose as much as 27 basis points to 6.24% and was last trading at 6.21% at 0437 GMT

twitter-logoReuters | May 11, 2020 | Updated 13:40 IST
Coronavirus effect: Benchmark bond yield goes up sharply after govt hikes borrowing

India's benchmark 10-year bond yield rose sharply on Monday morning following the government's decision to increase market borrowing on the back of the coronavirus outbreak.

The government plans to borrow 12 trillion rupees ($160 billion) in the fiscal year to March 2021, up from the previously budgeted 7.8 trillion rupees, to cushion the blow from the pandemic, it said on Friday.

The benchmark 10-year bond yield rose as much as 27 basis points to 6.24% and was last trading at 6.21% at 0437 GMT. Traders said yields could rise further in the absence of any immediate support from the central bank in the form of an open market calendar.

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