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  • Tough love for bad debt? RBI deputy targets banks' toxic loans Mar 01, 2017 08:02 AM IST

    Tough love for bad debt? RBI deputy targets banks' toxic loans

    At issue is what to do with USD 133 billion in stressed assets accumulated by banks after years of reckless lending, a problem that has bedevilled regulators and stalled loans that India needs to revive private investment.

  • India's bankers sceptical over RBI proposal on bad loans Feb 22, 2017 03:46 PM IST

    India's bankers sceptical over RBI proposal on bad loans

    Banks in India have record stressed loans of USD 133 billion, or 12.34 percent of their total loans, as of last September, and economists say dealing with them has become imperative given the load is constraining lending and delaying much needed private investment.

  • Banks may have to take larger haircuts on bad loans: V Acharya Feb 22, 2017 10:49 AM IST

    Banks may have to take larger haircuts on bad loans: V Acharya

    In his maiden speech after becoming RBI Deputy Governor, Viral Acharya yesterday said banks might have to take larger hair cuts than what they ask for.

  • Using RBI funds to recapitalise banks not a good idea: Acharya Feb 22, 2017 07:40 AM IST

    Using RBI funds to recapitalise banks not a good idea: Acharya

    After an assessment of the money required for handling various stress scenarios in the banking system and the financial markets, the RBI transfers its surplus or the dividend, to the government. Once it transfers the money, it is for the government to use is the way it wants, the newly appointed joined deputy governor said.

  • Under enigmatic Patel, Indians failing to read RBI policy Feb 17, 2017 09:45 AM IST

    Under enigmatic Patel, Indians failing to read RBI policy

    Newspapers and markets were forecasting the Reserve Bank of India would cut its key rate by a quarter of a percentage point. But the RBI held rates and moved to a "neutral" policy stance, signalling an end to India's longest monetary easing cycle since the 2008-09 global financial crisis.

  • Chidambaram says Rajan quit as RBI Guv in opposition to note ban Feb 11, 2017 04:30 PM IST

    Chidambaram says Rajan quit as RBI Guv in opposition to note ban

    According to the former finance minister, "someone in the Reserve Bank of India" submitted a letter to the Centre opposing a proposal to devalue high-value currency notes on the day that Rajan resigned.

  • Bad bank may not work by itself; open to all options: RBI Feb 08, 2017 08:54 PM IST

    Bad bank may not work by itself; open to all options: RBI

    The Reserve Bank of India is unsure of a bad bank success to resolve bad loans but is open to setting it up to experiment all solutions.

  • Policymaking like driving in rain with fogged up windows: Rajan Feb 07, 2017 09:45 PM IST

    Policymaking like driving in rain with fogged up windows: Rajan

    Policymaking is like going 60 miles per hour with the rain pattering on your windshield with no idea what is in front of you, according to former governor of the Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan.

  • Economic Survey pitches for bad bank-like solution to tackle NPA Jan 31, 2017 10:32 PM IST

    Economic Survey pitches for bad bank-like solution to tackle NPA

    Banks and stressed companies get yet another variant - Public Sector Asset Rehabilitation Agency (PARA) - to resolve bad loan problems. But will it be successful?

  • Demonetisation: Shortage in paper imports key reason for cash crunch Jan 30, 2017 09:20 AM IST

    Demonetisation: Shortage in paper imports key reason for cash crunch

    The Reserve Bank of India's failure to promptly infuse cash in the aftermath of the demonetisation decision may boil down to one key issue.

  • Growth won't exceed 6.5% next 2 fiscals due to note ban: Fmr FM Jan 30, 2017 08:22 AM IST

    Growth won't exceed 6.5% next 2 fiscals due to note ban: Fmr FM

    Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan had categorically rejected the idea of demonetisation, he claimed, adding that NDA government "must have consulted some RSS pracharak" before taking the decision.

  • Not all Jan Dhan a/cs were used to launder money: Chidambaram Jan 28, 2017 04:10 PM IST

    Not all Jan Dhan a/cs were used to launder money: Chidambaram

    "Evidences do not point out that there was wholesale use of Jan Dhan accounts for money laundering purposes. Nearly 25 per cent of the JanDhan accounts were having zero balances and in the remaining, the average balance was Rs 27,000," he said at the Kolkata Literary Meet here.

  • RBI Central Board okayed design of Rs 500,Rs 2000 notes in May Jan 24, 2017 07:50 PM IST

    RBI Central Board okayed design of Rs 500,Rs 2000 notes in May

    The design of new banknotes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 denominations was approved at the May 19, 2016 meeting of the Central Board of RBI, an RTI query has revealed.

  • US-China trade war could turn ugly: Raghuram Rajan Jan 17, 2017 09:38 AM IST

    US-China trade war could turn ugly: Raghuram Rajan

    Speaking to CNBC former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan raised concern over the protectionist policies proposed by US President-elect Donald Trump and said there is a significant risk of a trade war between US and China.

  • RBI lying about cash situation: SBI ex-chief Pratip Chaudhuri Jan 16, 2017 02:36 PM IST

    RBI lying about cash situation: SBI ex-chief Pratip Chaudhuri

    In an interview to FIrstpost, Chaudhuri said that the central bank should have been more transparent about the whole process of demonetisation instead of "running and hiding".

  • India at exciting but challenging time:RBI Dy Governor Acharya Jan 10, 2017 11:42 AM IST

    India at exciting but challenging time:RBI Dy Governor Acharya

    India, one of the world's fastest growing economies, is at an "exciting but challenging time" and has massive potential to become an "economic powerhouse", RBI's newly-appointed Deputy Governor and noted economist Viral Acharya has said here.

  • Protectionism on rise but global growth outlook optimistic:Rajan Jan 06, 2017 10:20 PM IST

    Protectionism on rise but global growth outlook optimistic:Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan, former Reserve Bank of India governor and former IMF chief economist, speaks with CNBC's Steve Liesman at the American Economic Association Conference about the state of the global economy and his outlook going forward.

  • Chidambaram demands Nov 8 RBI meeting minutes made public Dec 30, 2016 08:44 PM IST

    Chidambaram demands Nov 8 RBI meeting minutes made public

    Addressing the media on the last day of depositing the invalid notes in banks, Chidambaram also demanded that the agenda and minutes of the crucial RBI Board meeting along with the Cabinet Note of demonetisation be made public.

  • 13 unknown knowns for stock market investors to chew on in 2017 Dec 30, 2016 07:59 PM IST

    13 unknown knowns for stock market investors to chew on in 2017

    So Moneycontrol has put together a list of 13 ‘known unknowns‘ as Donald Rumsfeld, the then US Secretary of State for Defence said in 2002. These are risks the market knows about, but cannot say how they will pay out.

  • What makes a good government? Raghuram Rajan answers Dec 30, 2016 12:14 PM IST

    What makes a good government? Raghuram Rajan answers

    Former Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan, in a blog in Livemint, says that alongwith strong government, the rule of law and democratic accountability, free markets complete the main pillars of a liberal democracy.

  • Newsmakers of 2016: How these leaders captured our imagination Dec 22, 2016 08:03 PM IST

    Newsmakers of 2016: How these leaders captured our imagination

    2016 will be remembered as the year of newsmakers who managed to put India on the map. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi took top honours by his overnight decision to ban legal tender of popular banknotes, Raghuram Rajan kept us enthralled with his larger-than-life image

  • COMMENT: Fed Chair Yellen's move ties RBI governor in knots Dec 15, 2016 04:32 PM IST

    COMMENT: Fed Chair Yellen's move ties RBI governor in knots

    Was RBI governor Urjit Patel right to hold back on a rate cut last week? If demonetisation uncertainty prevented him from cutting rates earlier, the US Fed‘s rate increase will likely add to his hesitation.

  • Rajan speaks at IIMA, makes no mention of note ban Dec 10, 2016 03:22 PM IST

    Rajan speaks at IIMA, makes no mention of note ban

    Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today delivered a lecture on the state of global economy but reportedly made no mention of the prevailing economic scenario in India or the controversial demonetisation drive.

  • As Indian rate cut hopes grow, some warn of going too far Dec 06, 2016 12:00 PM IST

    As Indian rate cut hopes grow, some warn of going too far

    Most economists believe the RBI will cut the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to a six-year low of 6.00 percent at a policy review, and follow that with at least one easing next year after the scrapping of high-value bank notes severely curbed consumer demand.

  • Demonetisation: Shaktikanta Das brushes aside query on Urjit Patel keeping mum Nov 23, 2016 03:52 PM IST

    Demonetisation: Shaktikanta Das brushes aside query on Urjit Patel keeping mum

    Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das, who has been holding fort since the November 8 decision to ban old 500 and 1000 rupee notes by almost daily announcing measures taken by the government to ease the cash crunch, said more important than who addresses is the issue of communicating and giving information.

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