Moody’s India downgrade is not unexpected: BofA Securities
While the rating agency downgraded India’s sovereign rating, BofA Securities’ economists see the present downturn as cyclical rather than structural; say fiscal stimulus is critical for recovery.
‘Markets should start pricing in better times ahead’
Coronavirus could be a catalyst for resetting the agenda of India’s financial market reforms, says Mark Matthews, head of research-Asia, Julius Baer.
Eco Survey: Empower the invisible hand of the market
India, which aspires to be a $5-trillion economy, needs to strengthen “the invisible hand of the market supporting it with the hand of trust”, argues the Survey, which pegs FY21 GDP growth at 6-6.5%.
A tale of India’s loss-heavy banks
Data reveals that the loss-making and NPA-heavy public sector banks have serious efficiency issues.
‘Foreign investors more positive on India now’
Mark Matthews, head of research (Asia) at Julius Baer, says there are no signs of a pickup in the Indian economy yet, but a ‘trickle through’ is likely in a quarter or so.
Banking on size, technology, and efficiency
By merging 10 PSBs into four large banks, the Finance Minister wants to push growth through credit offtake and pave the way for a $5 trillion economy.
Short-term relief for NBFCs
The government’s partial credit guarantee on asset purchases does not address investors’ long-term concerns about the sector’s exposure to stressed real estate: Fitch Ratings.
New scam at PNB will delay return to profits
A ₹3,800 crore fraud will demand more provisioning in the current year, and PNB may require further capital from the government if it needs to grow its business.
A detailed look at data reveals that Modi 1.0 had a far superior record on disinvestment compared to UPA 2.0.
Coming up next, India’s third-largest bank
Government proposes merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank. Experts divided on whether the move will help the troubled public sector lenders.