A V Rajwade: Seeing the NPA hurdle for what it is

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From: Buisness-standard By A V Rajwade
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Earlier this week, the Centre offered recapitalisation funds of Rs 23,000 crore to public sector banks. The aggregate amount needed to meet Basel III capital would be much higher, partly because, as the Reserve Bank of India’s latest Financial Stability Report evidences, the proportion of non-performing assets (NPA) is much higher for public sector banks than private sector banks. The report also emphasises that most of the high leverage, low interest cover, non-government listed companies are in the iron and steel, construction, power, telecom and transport industries: these sectors ...

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