66.4 per cent sequential growth from Q3, but saw 41 per cent decline from the year-ago period when it stood at Rs 74,150 crore.
The financial sector accounted for 67.9 per cent of the rupee-bond sales worth Rs 1,51,510 crore -- a 24.7 per cent decline. Energy and power sector followed with 11.8 per cent of the deals worth Rs 25,530 crore, down 16.3 per cent.
Axis Capital, the i-banking arm of Axis Bank, topped the ranking for bonds underwriting, with related proceeds of USD 6.7 billion from 160 deals and accounted for 12.9 per cent of the bonds issuance by domestic companies. In terms of its fee, the bank took home USD 6.9 million or 7 per cent of fee pool market share.