Types of debt instruments

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There are different types of debt instruments in the market. This video explores 3 different types of such instruments.


Let's take a closer look at 3 of the different types of debt instruments available in the Indian financial markets. First, we have government bonds. They are issued by the Reserve Bank of India on behalf of the government. Their maturity period ranges from 1 year to 30 years. And interest on government bonds is payable semi-annually. Second, we have T-bills or Treasury bills. These are short-term debt instruments issued by the RBI on behalf of the government. Based on the maturity period, T-bills are of three types. They are issued for 91 days, 182 days or 364 days. Third, we have corporate bonds. These are debt instruments issued by private and public companies. Want to learn more about the different types of corporate bonds? Head to the next chapter in this module.

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