This Article is From Oct 21, 2016

HDFC Raises Rs 500 Crore Via Masala Bonds

HDFC Raises Rs 500 Crore Via Masala Bonds

New Delhi: Mortgage lender HDFC today said it has raised Rs 500 crore through rupee-denominated bonds from overseas investors.  

"The corporation has completed the fourth issue of rupee denominated-bonds to overseas investors of issue size Rs 500 crore," HDFC said in a regulatory filing to stock exchanges. 

The issue carried a coupon rate of 7.25 per cent per annum payable semi-annually. The bonds will mature on January 9, 2020, HDFC said. 

HDFC said it has raised a total of Rs 5,000 crore through issuance of rupee-denominated bonds in four tranches. 

In July this year, in the first ever masala bond issue, HDFC had raised Rs 3,000 crore through rupee-denominated bonds that got over-subscribed by 4.3 times. 

The rupee-denominated bonds or masala bonds are instruments through which Indian entities can raise funds by accessing overseas capital markets, while the bond investors hold the currency risk.

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