Banking

Ordinance on NPAs – The Fight Continues…

The promulgation of the Ordinance yesterday for resolution of Non Performing Assets (NPAs) is another measure to tackle the crisis gripping the banking sector. Yet, the ordinance could be another dead ball and nothing that one can hope would work wonders due to lack of market participants. A look at the implication of the ordinance…

Monetary Policy – From "Accommodative" to "Neutral" stance..

Belying the expectations of a rate cut, the monetary policy committee (MPC) has not only decided to keep the rates unchanged in its meeting today but more importantly, has shifted its stance from “accommodative” to “neutral’. This is “to assess the transitory effects of demonetization on inflation and the output gap”. The shift marks a significant …

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Banking Sector Interconnectedness in India…

The interconnectedness of banking and financial sector is not widely understood or discussed, yet a high risk issue. The rapid spread of contagion during financial crisis in 2008 was primarily due to the fact the global financial market has become highly interconnected and the distress in initial few entities led to their failure in meeting …

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India’s Financial Sector.. (Part II)

NBFI comprises of All India financial institutions (AIFIs), Non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) and primary dealers (PDs). AIFI, currently only four in operations, largely provide long term sector specific financing. NBFCs specialize in meeting the financing needs of niche areas such as hire/purchase, commercial vehicles etc. NBFCs are categorized into two types – deposit-taking NBFCs (NBFCs-D), which are allowed …

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India's Financial Sector – Understanding the structure.. (Part I)

The role of financial sector in the development of any economy is undebatable. This is even more critical in socialistic economies like India where sector functions with multiple objectives including financial inclusion, that being the reason for nationalisation of banks in 1970s. However, the structure of the sector has become complex over last few decades …

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Corporate & Financial Sector Performance – RBI Report..

Corporate sector have improved its financial position substantially during first half of 2016-17 as per the Financial Stability Report published by RBI last week. However, the impact of this on bank NPAs is still not visible. Gross NPAs of the banks has increased during the last six months and may take some more time before …

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Demonetisation – Absorbing the Excess Liquidity…

The decision to raise the limit for issue of bonds under MSS (Market Stabilization Scheme) is a prudent move and brings this innovative scheme in focus again. The arrangement also shifts the burden of holding cash from the Banks and RBI on to the government and would help stabilise the money market. A look at the scheme …

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