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FTSE Puts Indian Bonds on Watch for Possible Index Inclusion

  • Inclusion may attract $10 billion of inflows: Credit Agricole
  • Announcement to ensure more discipline in public finances: ANZ
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FTSE Russell placed Indian government bonds on the watchlist for possible inclusion in its debt index, a move that may bring the nation closer to its aim of joining a global bond gauge after several false starts.

Rupee securities will be considered for addition to the FTSE Emerging Markets Government Bond Index, FTSE said as part of its semi-annual review released Monday. In the coming weeks, it’ll start an index that tracks securities issued under the Fully Accessible Route after investors expressed an interest in the notes.