Dubai Investments aims to raise $300 million from a debut sale of Islamic bonds by the end of 2013 after delaying a similar plan early this year due to rising interest rates, its chief executive said.
The conglomerate, which has i
India plans to launch trading of government bond futures within the next two months as part of efforts to deepen its financial markets, according to several sources involved in the discussions with the central bank.
Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan surprised markets in his maiden policy review yesterday by raising interest rates to ward off rising inflation, while scaling back some of the emergency measures recently put in place to support the
Turkey's central bank announced a modest hike in interest rates on Tuesday and signalled it would fight further falls in the lira by tightening liquidity rather than eat into its foreign exchange reserves.
The move - a rise in
The Bank of England warned banks and borrowers on Wednesday they may be vulnerable if there is an abrupt rise in global interest rates which could require lenders to bolster their capital cushions again.
Global bond yields have ju
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept interest rates on hold ignoring government pressure to reduce borrowing costs, but said it was shifting its focus towards boosting a flagging economy, raising the odds of a rate cut as early as January.
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is facing the increasing likelihood of having to settle separately with UK and US authorities investigating its involvement in the global interest rate-setting scandal, the Sunday Telegraph said.
India's central bank has left interest rates unchanged but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks, disappointing market hopes that it would follow up the government's unexpected bold reform measures by reducing borrowing costs.
Iran will not raise bank interest rates, the central bank governor said on Saturday, judging damping down double-digit inflation a higher priority than stabilising the volatile rial currency.
"The bank interest rate will not
Dubai's sovereign bonds rallied this week, benefiting from good liquidity in the market as well as a rise of investor confidence in the high-flying emirate's ability to repay debts and sustain growth.
Traders cited a general improv