IRFC’s bond plans grind to a halt

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By Morgan Davis
09 Mar 2021

Indian Railway Finance Corp postponed its dual-tranche dollar bond offering on Monday when faced with a volatile market backdrop that ‘bamboozled’ the banks running the deal.

The Baa3/BBB-/BBB- issuer announced a five year bond at the 160bp over US Treasuries area and a 10.5 year note at the 215bp over area on Monday morning local time. Fair value for the notes was spotted at 130bp over and 190bp over by analysts at Nomura.

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