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Economy: Sovereign Bonds, Borrowing, Policy, Rationale


Headline : The name is dollar bond Editorial 3nd Aug’19 IndianExpress

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Sovereign Bonds:

The difference is that this is offshore borrowing from foreign parties:


Questions raised:


Rationale given by the government:

Other benefits

Signalling the opening up of economy:

Costs of borrowing:

Reduced yields for private sector:

Ratings upgrade:


Concerns over the move

Indian economy will be exposed to global economic sentinment:

Needless move:

Could end up as a shift in location of borrowing foreign funds:

Government may end up overborrowing:





GS Paper III: Economy


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