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IFC issues Rs 1000 cr rupee bond to boost capital markets

By Religare

IFC issues Rs 1000 cr rupee bond to boost capital markets
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has issued a Rs 1,000 crore Global Indian Rupee Bond to strengthen the country's capital markets.

The proceeds from the rupee-linked bonds will be used to finance private sector investments in the country. The exchange rate risk on the bonds is to be borne by investors, said the media report. "IFC is committed to supporting the government of India in deepening the country's capital markets," IFC vice-president and treasurer , Jingdong Hua, said.

He added the rupee bond would help attract other foreign investors to the offshore rupee market and provide an alternative source of rupee funding for investment in the country. Besides, the bond is IFC's first rupee offering. It is the first bond issued under IFC's $1-billion offshore rupee bond programme, said IFC.

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