SNAPSHOT-India stocks, bonds, rupee, swaps, call at 0430 GMT

STOCKS ----------------------- The BSE index gains 0.2 percent, while the 50-share NSE index advanced 0.23 percent. Cement companies extend a recent rally on continued hopes for more infrastructure-related initiatives from the government and hopes for increased construction activity after the end of the monsoon period. GOVERNMENT BONDS


India's benchmark 10-year bond yield


down 1 basis point to 8.15 percent as a drop in global crude oil prices aid sentiment.

Brent crude futures slipped towards the $111 per barrel on Wednesday, hurt by persistent concerns on global growth and oil demand, while Europe's festering debt crisis added to uncertainty.

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The rupee at 52.36/38 versus its previous close of 52.40/41. Dealers cite rupee purchases from a state-run power utility, as well as a financial services firm which recently sold a stake in one of its business ventures.



India's benchmark 5-year OIS down 4 basis points (bps) at 6.99 percent, while the 1-year rate also fell 3 bps to 7.58 percent.

CALL MONEY --------------------

India's one-day cash rate at 7.95/8.00 percent versus its previous close of 8.10/8.15 percent.

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