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      State Bank of India lifts bad loan provisions

      India’s largest bank enjoyed a 9 per cent share price bounce despite a sharp rise in bad loan provisions, after its...

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      State Bank of India makes further hefty bad loan provisions

      State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender by assets, set aside a further 121.4bn rupees ($1.8bn) to cover bad...

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      Viewed from afar, 2015 should have marked the start of a golden age of Indian banking...
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    1. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      India wholesale prices exit deflation after 17 months

      Wholesale prices in India returned to growth in April for the first time since October 2014, after contracting for 17...

    2. May 15, 2016

      India’s central bank governor warns on stimulus overuse

      Central banks and governments of rich countries are running out of ammunition for stimulating their economies, says...

    3. May 8, 2016

      India takes steps to overhaul creaking bankruptcy code

      With India transfixed by the pursuit of businessman Vijay Mallya over unpaid debts, its parliament is moving forward...

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      May 1, 2016

      To do business in India, reset 'developed world' mentality

      Learning through experience is powerful. Theory and literature will only take you so far as nothing can replace the...

    5. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      ICICI Bank Q4 profits hit by rising bad loans

      India’s largest private sector lender by assets ICICI Bank has been hit by a surge in bad loans with fourth quarter net...

    6. April 28, 2016

      India’s central bank considers peer-to-peer lending rules

      India’s central bank has unveiled an outline for proposed regulation of peer-to-peer lending, a move that leaders in...

    7. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2016

      Imagining life/ the RBI after Raghuram Rajan

      Once you’ve had a luddite at the Reserve Bank of India it’s hard to go back… Amongst other things Rajan stabilised the...

    8. April 20, 2016

      India’s banks face up to corporate debt problems

      India’s highly indebted tycoons and their anxious bankers have long hoped that time, and an economic upturn, would help...

    9. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Indian wholesale prices drop for 17th straight month

      Wholesale prices in India are still falling, although at the slowest pace in more than a year. Prices fell 0.85 per...

    10. April 12, 2016

      Stakes high as India seeks to clean up banks’ balance sheets

      A new bankruptcy law is moving through the lower house of India’s parliament. Even before its possible passage, the...

    11. April 10, 2016

      De La Rue denies knowledge of Panama link

      De La Rue’s current management had “no knowledge” of the company’s dealings with a secretive Panama-based firm until...

    12. April 5, 2016

      India trims interest rates amid economic headwinds

      India’s central bank on Tuesday trimmed interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to the lowest in five years,...

    13. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      RBI cuts benchmark interest rate

      The Reserve Bank of India has trimmed its benchmark lending rate, following on from four rate cuts last year as low...

    14. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      India manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 8 mths

      Growth in India’s manufacturing sector accelerated in March, consolidating a comeback after severe flooding in the...

    15. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Inflation slows in India in February

      Consumer prices in India rose in February, albeit at a slower pace than had been forecast. The year-on-year CPI reading...

    16. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Indian wholesale prices chalk up 16th month in deflation

      Wholesale prices in India fell 0.91 per cent year-on-year in February, more than economists were expecting. That was a...

    17. February 25, 2016

      Infighting at the top puts the Indian economy at risk

      At a time when most emerging markets are sinking, India is an exception. Its growth estimate for 2015-16 has just been...

    18. February 24, 2016

      Indian banks: non-performing

      In a country where real output is growing at more than 7 per cent, banks should be a good investment. Not in India....

    19. February 11, 2016

      India’s central bank governor warns of need for ‘deep surgery’

      India’s central bank governor Raghuram Rajan has warned that the country must brace for more than a year of “deep...

    20. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      RBI leaves rates on hold

      The Reserve Bank of India is standing pat on interest rates. The benchmark repo rate remains at 6.75 per cent. The...

    21. January 27, 2016

      India’s markets lose their Modi mojo

      Narendra Modi swept to election victory on a pro-business economic platform on May 16 2014, pushing India’s benchmark...

    22. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Indian industrial production slides; inflation up

      The risks of rampant inflation, one of India’s long-standing economic problems, are diminishing – but will companies...

    23. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      India wholesale inflation narrows to -2%

      India’s deflationary trend looks to be coming to an end, as the index tracking wholesale prices narrows for a third...

    24. December 7, 2015

      Euroclear presses ahead with India government bonds

      Euroclear, the world’s largest securities settlement system, is pressing ahead with plans to include Indian government...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2015

      Ever wondered what a strike by 17,000 Indian central bank employees looks like?

      The scene, as we went to pixel, outside the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai — from where Rajan stares across the city —...

    26. November 19, 2015

      Reserve Bank of India hit as 17,000 staff take ‘mass casual leave’

      India’s central bank ground to a halt on Thursday as 17,000 staff went on strike to protest against a proposed overhaul...

    27. October 21, 2015

      Credit Suisse warns over Indian banks’ bad loans

      Bad loan levels across India’s banking system are far higher than official data suggest, according to new research from...

    28. October 15, 2015

      India leaving China behind? Not so fast

      The truth may finally be wearing off the old saying that India only ever compares itself with itself. As the Indian...

    29. October 12, 2015

      P Jayendra Nayak spells out reform of Indian public sector banks

      Successive governments in India have demonstrated unwillingness to grasp the nettle of radical public sector bank...

    30. October 12, 2015

      No band-aid solutions for Indian banking’s problem loans

      Viewed from afar, 2015 should have marked the start of a golden age of Indian banking. The economy is recovering after...

    31. October 12, 2015

      India’s newly-licensed banks carry potential seeds of revolution

      You wait nearly a decade for a new bank to open in India and then more than 20 turn up at once. The first arrived in...

    32. October 12, 2015

      Central bank chief Raghuram Rajan wins credit for reform of monetary policy

      Central bankers tend to be viewed as cautious technocrats, fond of careful phrasing and averse to dramatic action. But...

    33. October 8, 2015

      Bad loans spiral in India’s ‘broken’ banking system

      Asking for a solution to the problems of the state banks that dominate India’s financial system is akin to a lost...

    34. October 5, 2015

      StanChart to set up capitalised subsidiary in India

      Standard Chartered is set to become the first big foreign bank to set up a separately capitalised subsidiary in India,...

    35. September 29, 2015

      India: rupee rosiness

      The Reserve Bank of India has an unusually fortunate status among central banks: it does not have to defend a...

    36. September 29, 2015

      India slashes rates by 50 basis points

      Weakening global economic conditions pushed India’s central bank to slash interest rates by a larger-than-expected 50...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 28, 2015

      Chup raho! You're a non-performing asset

      We don’t mean to keep banging on about it. But the bad loans in India’s banking system are both a significant barrier...

    38. September 25, 2015

      Brazil and Turkey show India what not to do

      Last week saw another episode in the struggle over who sets Indian monetary policy when Arun Jaitley, the finance...

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