SNAPSHOT-India stocks, bonds, rupee, swap, call at close

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SNAPSHOT-India stocks, bonds, rupee, swap, call at close
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The benchmark BSE index ended 0.95 percent higher while the broader NSE index gained 0.87 percent on hopes Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be able to steer a bill seeking to raise foreign investment limits in the insurance sector through the upper house of parliament, raising optimism about further economic reforms. .BO

RUPEE INR=D2

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The rupee ended stronger at 62.50/51 per dollar against its previous close of 62.78/79 as foreign banks sold dollars while gains in the domestic share market also helped. However, a further rise was curbed as state-run banks bought dollars likely for the RBI, dealers said. INR/

GOVERNMENT BONDS IN084024G=CC

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The benchmark 10-year bond yield ended down 4 basis points at 7.72 percent ahead of the retail inflation data. India's annual consumer price inflation INCPIY=ECI nudged up to 5.37 percent in February, rising for the third straight month, compared with 5.11 percent in January, government data showed on Thursday. IN/

INTEREST RATE SWAPS INROIS MIOIS=

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The benchmark five-year swap rate INRSMONMI5Y= ended 3 basis points lower at 7.07 percent, while the one-year rate INRAMONMI1Y= ended down 1 basis point at 7.62 percent.

CALL MONEY INROND=

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India's one-day cash rate ended at 6.80/6.85 percent from Wednesday's close of 7.20/7.30 percent.

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