Government debt rose 1.7 per cent to over Rs 76.94 lakh crore in the January-March period of 2017-18 fiscal over the previous quarter.
Sebi extended the deadline till May 30 for public comments on proposed norms to drastically cut the timeline for listing of debt securities to 6 days from 12 days at present.
To deepen the bond markets, regulator Sebi has proposed a uniform methodology to determine pricing of non-traded and thinly traded non-convertible debt securities.
A weak demand for govt bonds among FPIs, an auction of investment limits for debt securities received bids worth Rs 20,712 cr against Rs 26,002 cr bonds put on offer.
In a bid to make the bonds market more efficient, Sebi proposed to drastically cut the timeline for listing of debt securities to six days from 12 days at present.
Sebi released guidelines for issuance of debt securities by REITs and InvITs, wherein they need a registered debenture trustee.
Government debt securities saw robust response from foreign investors, attracting bids worth Rs 5,253 crore, as against Rs 3,840 crore on offer.
Markets regulator Sebi imposed a penalty of Rs 1 crore on Indus Weir Industries Ltd for illegal garnering of money from gullible investors.
Sebi orders three entities to return the money received from clients as fees in respect of their unregistered investment advisory activities.
Markets regulator Sebi made electronic platform mandatory for all private placement issues on debt basis that have a threshold of Rs 200 crore.