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BSE to auction govt bonds worth Rs 507 cr for FIIs on Apr 27


New Delhi:  Investment limits for government debt securities worth Rs 507 crore will be auctioned on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday.

The auction would take place on leading stock exchange BSE’s ‘ebidxchange’ platform from 1530 hours to 1730 hours, after close of normal market hours on April 27.

A mock bidding session would be conducted today to check the system performance.

“Live bidding session for allocation of debt investment limits for FII (Foreign Institutional Investors) and sub-accounts shall be conducted on Monday, April 27, 2015 on the Exchange’s ebidxchange platform,” the bourse said in a circular today.

The earlier auctions for government debt securities have always been over-subscribed multiple times, given the huge interest among foreign investors for these bonds.

Foreign investors are allowed to invest up to USD 25 billion (Rs 124,432 crore) in government debt securities through auction route, while an investment of up to USD 5 billion (Rs 29,137 crore) is permitted ‘on tap’.

As per data from depositories, the total investments, including limits acquired by foreign investors in the auction route, stood at Rs 123,539 crore in March, exhausting 99.28 per cent of the permitted levels.

The demand for corporate debt securities among foreign investors is less as compared to government bonds.

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