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CRISIL Budget Impact Analysis: Debt & Mutual Fund Markets
The measures announced in Budget 2001-02 are expected to have a positive impact on the capital markets. There has been a special emphasis on lowering interest rates by aligning the administered interest rates with market rates.
The reduction in the government's net borrowings should boost market sentiment.
Also, measures have been initiated to increase participation as well as enhance transparency in the secondary debt market.
The halving of the dividend distribution tax to 10% should increase inflows into debt mutual funds.
The measures announced in Budget 2001-02 are as follows:
This signals a lower interest rate regime that will enable corporates to reduce their cost of funds besides helping the government to reduce its interest burden.
These measures will bring about transparency and efficiency in government securities trading. Screen-based trading should also increase market participation. The measures would also help integrate the forex and debt markets.
All these steps will help deepen the debt market. They will also lead to the introduction of new hedging securities. The asset securitisation market is likely to grow.
The reduction in the dividend distribution tax should increase inflows into debt funds. The finance minister has also attempted to address the slowdown in the primary market besides giving an impetus to portfolio investments
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