In an exclusive interview, Rajiv Lall, Chairman, IDFC says that the infrastructure sector is a complex industry and infra funding is an even more complex activity. I agree that that these alternate modes of finance are needed to see some momentum but modes such as infrastructure
India's largest State-owned bank, State Bank of India (SBI) on September 16 stated that it has recommended a cut in the cash reserve ratio (CRR), the amount of funds that the banks have to keep with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as well as in repo rate, the discount rate at which RBI repurchases government securities from the commercial banks. SBI said that it is expecting Rs 4,000-crore capital infusion from the government to shore up its capital.
Corporate investments, which stood at Rs 263,400 crore in 2012-13, may fall in the current financial year, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in its monthly bulletin for September. The capital expenditure intentions of the companies in private and joint business sectors were captured in the repo
India's economy may grow at 5 to 5.5 percent rate in 2013-14, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said. In an article written on Project Syndicate, the governor said this rate of growth is "not great, but certainly not bad for what is likely to be a low point in econ
In its Annual Report 2012-13, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised concern about rising food and fuel prices, which may put upward pressure on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Consumer Price Index (CPI). Owing to the rise in food and fuel inflation, WPI rose to 5.8 percent in July 2013
Economic growth may recover in 2013-14 if the government unleashes reforms to remove supply bottlenecks and maintain stability, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in its annual report. Economic growth may get a boost from institutional reforms like better regulation of natural resources, improved harnessing of water resources, investing more in skill form
In its Annual Report 2012-13, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said the economic growth may recover later in 2013-14 if government delivers better administration, eases supply constraints and maintain stability. Economic growth in the country slipped to a decade-low level of 5 percent in 2012-13 and this year the RBI expects growth to be
Analysts opine that the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may require more effective measures to fight the current account deficit or balance of payments and fiscal problems. Though outward foreign investments have increased over the past few years, RBI's curbs will not mean much in actu
State-run banks have been asked to conduct due diligence of their own on the company or projects it intends to lend instead of the existing practice of relying on lead banks. Union finance ministry asked state-run banks that sanctions loan to sign on the dotted line only when they are satisfied with the appraisal.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) received request from some banks to give concessions on the prudential guidelines owing to unfavourable liquidity condition in the banking system. One of the concessions sought by banks is the waiver of the additional 75 basis points provisioning on restr