RBI offers bond accounts to retail investors


The Reserve Bank of India is preparing to allow retail investors to open accounts at the central bank so they can buy government bonds.

The new retail accounts come amid signs of strain in the country’s sovereign debt markets, as banks and other investors struggle to absorb the Indian government’s enormous borrowing programme. The RBI, which acts as debt manager to the government, skipped several auctions in the past few months after yields showed signs of climbing.

The announcement was part

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