Urjit Patel’s naming as RBI governor to comfort markets as continuity seen
That could help overcome an expected initial negative reaction in bond markets on Monday, when the benchmark 10-year bond IN10YT=RR yield is expected to rise 2-3 basis points due to bets Patel will hold interest rates in the near-term.
But on a broader view, Patel is seen as offering the closest feel to a second term by Raghuram Rajan, who unexpectedly announced in June he’s quitting as governor. Rajan won the respect of investors for helping stabilize confidence in India after taking over in 2013 when the country was in the midst of a currency crisis.
Patel, a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) since 2013, was appointed to the top post on Saturday and starts his new role on Sept. 4. Read More