RBI announces steps to fight second wave of Covid-19
The central bank unveils liquidity facility of ₹50,000 crore for access to emergency health services, and ₹10,000 crore for small finance banks’ on-lending, among a slew of measures to fight Covid-19.
Cautiously optimistic credit outlook for FY22: CRISIL
Aided by strong demand recovery, credit ratio rebounds to 1.33 in H2FY21, from 0.54 in H1FY21. GDP could grow at 11% in FY22, but the resurgence in Covid-19 cases is a key downside risk, says CRISIL.
India to be the third largest economy by 2031: Report
According to a BofA Securities report, the Covid-19 shock could delay India touching the GDP of Japan by three years. In their latest estimates, it will now happen by 2031 if the economy grows at 9%.
Budget proposes cleansing mechanism for PSBs
Apart from recapitalisation, public sector banks get a shot in the arm in the form of ARC and AMC mechanisms to clean up their books.
The crystal ball: RBI report foresees NPA woes
According to the RBI, the gross NPA ratio of all scheduled commercial banks may increase from 7.5% in September 2020 to 13.5% by September 2021, and even escalate to 14.8% in severe stress scenario.
LVB crisis: Same story, different characters
The 30-day moratorium on Lakshmi Vilas Bank is similar to YES Bank, protecting depositors and employees, but retail shareholders would be worst hit if amalgamation with DBS Bank India goes through.
RBI MEASURES IMPRESS MARKETS
Round II of RBI’s Covid-19 crisis measures was received by the Sensex and the Nifty 50 gaining 1,116 and 331 points each before closing 986 and 273 points higher from the previous day’s close.
Gold demand could drop by 30%: ICC
Industry body Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) seeks further relief from the government over the Covid-19 impact on the gem and jewellery sector.
A tale of India’s loss-heavy banks
Data reveals that the loss-making and NPA-heavy public sector banks have serious efficiency issues.
Decoding YES Bank’s fast-rising share price
The private lender’s 106% recovery in share price from its 52-week low in early October could be a value trap for investors.