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Google searches for `Operation Twist’ surge in India

Bloomberg Mumbai | Updated on December 20, 2019 Published on December 20, 2019

The RBI’s effort is to make long-term borrowing cheaper and spur bank lending

Google searches for Operation Twist surged in India after the central bank announced its version of the U.S. Federal Reserves unconventional monetary policy.

Most searches for the term came from Maharashtra, the state that’s home to the financial hub Mumbai, and could climb through the day. The benchmark 10-year yield plunged by the most in more than two months following the central bank’s announcement Thursday evening.

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Long India bonds climb on RBI’s Operation Twist

The Reserve Bank of India will buy longer-tenor bonds while selling shorter debt. The concept is similar to Operation Twist used by the Fed in 2011-2012 in an effort to cheapen long-term borrowing and spur bank lending.

 

Published on December 20, 2019
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