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… An Ordinance is … Continue reading Ordinance on NPAs – The Fight Continues…
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Resolving NPAs – Understanding Asset Rehabilitation Agency..

NPAs of the banking sector, especially the public sector continue to remain high, estimated at about 12% for PSBs. While various measures have been taken to resolve the issue, none seems to have worked so far. This has led to the proposal of creating a public sector asset rehabilitation agency (PARA) by the Economic Survey, … Continue reading Resolving NPAs – Understanding Asset Rehabilitation Agency..
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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 … Continue reading Monetary Policy – From "Accommodative" to "Neutral" stance..
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Money Supply – Understanding the Different Forms..

Demonetisation has brought focus on currency in circulation and different types of money supply. Even though currency in circulation has come down, other forms of money supply do not show similar decrease. How is that so and what are the characteristics and significance of different types of money supply. A look at the same.. The first … Continue reading Money Supply – Understanding the Different Forms..
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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 … Continue reading India’s Financial Sector.. (Part II)
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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 … Continue reading India's Financial Sector – Understanding the structure.. (Part I)
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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 … Continue reading Corporate & Financial Sector Performance – RBI Report..
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Demonetisation Impact – Understanding Co-operative Banks..

Reports of Co-operative banks (CBs) being misused to turn black money into white has led RBI to restrict their transaction in old currencies. While these banks play an important role in meeting the needs of smaller section of society, particularly rural area, they certainly pose significant risk, many of them still running without computerisation. A … Continue reading Demonetisation Impact – Understanding Co-operative Banks..
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Demonetisation – How does it affect government finances..??

While the nation adjusts to the new normal arising out of the historic demonetization and debates its merit/demerit, it also has another important fall-out. The move can lead to huge bonanza for government in the form of sharp increase in the transfer from RBI. This would be equivalent to the amount of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that does not come up for replacement. Let’s see how..

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The "Surgical Strike" on Black Money..!

The announcement by honourable Prime Minister to demonetise 500 and 1,000 rupee currency notes is truly unprecedented, probably beyond anything that the nation has witnessed since the imposition of emergency. While demonetisation has happened earlier too in 1978, the scale at which it is being done now is much higher. What is even more amazing … Continue reading The "Surgical Strike" on Black Money..!
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