The RBI has allowed banks to extend loans up to Rs 10 lakh to individuals against long-term infrastructure bonds issued by them, thus easing loan norms for low-cost housing.
For financing construction of affordable houses in India, British government's Department for International Development will give India's National Housing Bank (NHB) Rs 500-crore loan. The project will begin with eight low-income states -- Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
A loan of Rs 64.16 crore to Haryana has been sanctioned by the National Bank for Rural and Agriculture Development (Nabard) Haryana regional office for six rural road projects under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) in 2013-14.
To improve water and sanitation system in peripheral areas of Kolkata, Asia Development Bank (ADB) will provide $400 million loan. The
loan will help the city improve its water and sanitation system in peripheral areas of the fast-growing metropolis which are missing out on quality services, ADB said.
In order to refinance past debt, Essar Power issued Rs 1,000 crore worth of rupee denominated bonds. Including this bond issue, the company has so far raised Rs 2,750 crore and it plans to raise another Rs 2,250 crore. With these bond issues, the power generating arm of the London-listed Essar Energy intends to refinance loans wort
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
State-run Power Finance Corp is in the process of issuing around Rs 150 crore ($23 million) worth of tax-free bonds across different maturities. While the firm would issue 10-year tax-free bonds at 8.04 percent, 15-year bonds at 8.41 percent, and 20-year bonds at 8.40
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.