JP Morgan to add Indian government bonds to emerging markets debt index

Widely-tracked index

Valeria Martinez
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JP Morgan is set to add Indian government bonds to its widely-tracked emerging markets debt index, paving the way for billions of inflows to the world’s fifth-largest economy.

The JPMorgan Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) benchmarks will include Indian government bonds from 28 June 2024, the firm said, with a maximum weight to India of 10% of the index. The bank said 23 Indian Government Bonds (IGBs) with a combined notional value of $330bn, all of which fall under the "fully accessible route" for non-residents, are eligible for inclusion. India's long-term plans are providing countless opportunities Inclusion of the bonds will be staggered over a 10-month period starting on 28 June 2024 and ending on 31 March 2025, with 1% weight being in...

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