RBI fixes interest at 9.77 pc for floating rate bonds, 2013

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Mumbai, Sep 8 (UNI) The Reserve Bank of India today announced the rate of interest on the Floating Rate Bonds, 2013 (FRB, 2013) applicable for the year (September 10, 2008 to September 9, 2009) at 9.77 per cent per annum.

It may be recalled that the rate of interest on the FRB, 2013 was set at a mark-up (as decided in the auction held on September 9, 2004) over and above the variable base rate. The variable base rate for payment of interest shall be the average rate (rounded off up to two decimal places) of the implicit yields at cut-off prices emerging in the three auctions of Government of India 364 day Treasury Bills immediately preceding the relative annual coupon reset date.

The variable base rate based on the average rate of the implicit yields at cut-off prices of the said last three auctions of Government of India 364 day Treasury Bills worked out to be 9.32 per cent. The mark-up decided in the auction held on September 9, 2004 was 0.45 (plus 0.45) percent. The coupon rate has been fixed accordingly, RBI said in a release here UNI VK OBB AG1850

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