In a freewheeling conversation, Moses Harding, Group CEO and Chief Economist, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited, says that he is bullish over the prospects of the infrastructure finance sector.
In the United Kingdom (UK), Indian government-owned Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL-UK), the London arm, has sanctioned credit for a slew of power projects in the country. The projects that have received Board sanction of the London arm on October 10 include GMRÂ’s power project at Chhattisgarh, the Shishir Bajaj GroupÂ’s power project at Lalitpur and the port component of the Pipavav project.
Some bankers suggest Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to bring about enabling framework for effective implementation of SARFAESI Act. Bankers argue that despite the existence of this act, they face difficulties at the field level in taking physical possession of mortgaged properties from defau
KR Kamath, Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab National Bank said the bank's total deposits stood close to Rs 4 lakh crore, while its total credit remained above Rs 3 lakh crore as at end June 2013. He said this while addressing bank officials of Dharamshala circle at the Managers' Meetings.
Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on August 29 said that banks must ensure flow of credit to every sector of industry. He said that bankers have been told to be sympathetic and have humane approach towards genuine defaulters. He said that this is the time for hand holding of borrowers who are facing difficulties, especially industry.
Union cabinet may consider approval for several large-sized infrastructure projects, costing at least Rs 1,000 crore, to ensure expeditious clearances. Union finance ministry is learnt to have sought specific comments from the concerned ministries on pending approvals
In its annual report, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said the banking system is adequately capitalised despite the rising trend in the gross non-performing assets (NPA). The gross NPA rose to 4.4 per cent of the total advances by March 2014 from 3.42 per cent a year ago.
In 2013-14, Karnataka Bank expects to clock a total business turnover of Rs 78,000 crore, which includes Rs 45,500 crore of deposit and Rs 32,500 crore of advances, the bank said in an official statement. The private sector lender, which completed 90 years of operation, also informed that it would widen its branch netw
Microfinance Institutions Network (Mfin), the industry body of microfinance firms, is discussing the future course of action to tide over the huge debt burden haunting the sector. Earlier, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rejected Mfin's request to restructure the loan repayment of five heavily indebted microlenders under the corporate debt rest
Banks have requested Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to allow them to classify loans given to developers of affordable housing projects as priority sector lending. If RBI assigns priority sector tag to such loans, it would encourage developers to build affordable homes owing to availability of funding from banks. Also, it would enab