Monday, 24 September, 2018

Topic: Bad Loans

Why Lehman’s Act 3 won’t play in emerging markets

The forces that hastened Lehman’s demise have steadied emerging markets in the last 10 years.

It all began under UPA: Raghuram Rajan gives Modi ammunition against Congress on bad loans

The reckless lending by PSU banks is seen as an outcome of pressure by UPA government to step up credit.

Raghuram Rajan NPA note: Congress legacy or Modi didn’t check bad loan crisis in time?

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan in a note to a parliamentary panel said slow decision-making and over-optimism among bankers aggravated the bad loa...
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Biz media supports PM on high growth rate, but Bloomberg differs

The state of the economy continues to be on top of everyone's mind, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who lauded his government's growth achievements.
Men waiting outside shops for work in New Delhi during the demonetisation period in India | Bloomberg

By a 99.3% verdict, India’s cash ban was a farce

RBI's focus on pressing issues like the banking system deserves more attention after two years of cash ban frenzy and counting of old notes.

To address bad loans, govt asks RBI to identify public sector banks that can be merged

Govt has also asked RBI to suggest a time frame for the consolidation to create better-capitalised lenders and improve regulatory oversight.
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Why there may be no winners in India’s painful bankruptcy process

While RBI is pushing bankers to come clean, whimsical application of the law by bankruptcy judges are leading to lengthy appeals and little recovery.
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As banks become more selective, Indian firms may not find cheap loans abroad

Rising non-performing debt issues of Indian banks are affecting the availability and pricing of offshore loan transactions.
Representational image of a Bank of Baroda branch | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Outgoing Bank of Baroda chief tells Modi govt: Stay Out, you’re hurting us

According to Ravi Venkatesan, greater powers over management and decision making will enable banks to tap capital markets and strengthen their balance sheets.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Bank of America analyst predicts end to surge in Indian sovereign bond yields

The yields may reportedly drop by as much as 75 basis points by the end of March 2019, according to analyst Jayesh Mehta.

This is what cheaper and better looking electric vehicles can do for you

Charging will last for months in electric vehicles, it's cleaner and convenient to use and also reduces air and noise pollution.

Christian priests accused of rape: Isolated events or eroding credibility of Indian church?

While allegations against Bishop Franco Mulakkal are under investigation, there is pressure on Bishops' Council to initiate a full-fledged probe. Experts weigh in.