​Government Bond Buyback

Recently, the Union Government announced buys back of bonds to mitigate potential fluctuations in banking system liquidity, thus safeguarding against adverse effects on borrowing costs.

What is the Rationale?

  • The decision came amid observations that while government spending surged between February and April, 2024, there is an anticipation of a slowdown leading up to the June, 2024, general election results.
  • This kind of repurchase was last seen in March 2018.

What is a Government Bond Buyback?

  • In a buyback, the government uses its cash balances to prematurely pay back a portion of its outstanding borrowing through bonds.
  • This eases some of ....
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