Budget 2020: Centre to hike investment limit of FPI in corporate bonds from 9% to 15%, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Budget 2020: Centre to hike investment limit of FPI in corporate bonds from 9% to 15%, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Image result for Budget 2020: Centre to hike investment limit of FPI in corporate bonds from 9% to 15%, says Nirmala SitharamanNew Delhi: The government plans to increase investment limit of foreign portfolio investors (FPI) in corporate bonds from 9 per cent to 15 percent, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.

In her second Budget presentation, the finance minister said certain government securities will be open for foreign investors.

She also proposed debt-exchange traded funds comprising mainly government securities, while stating that Rs 22,000 crore has already provided as support to infrastructure project pipeline.

To address liquidity constraints of NBFCs and housing finance corporations, partial credit guarantee scheme will be launched by the government, she added.

Sitharaman said a scheme will be introduced to provide subordinated debt for entrepreneurs of MSMEs.

The government has asked the RBI to extend debt restructuring window for MSME by a year to 31 March 2021.

Moreover, a National Recruitment Agency will be set up for conducting common online eligibility tests for recruitment to non-gazetted posts, the finance minister said.

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