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Raghuram Rajan News
Focus on infra, power and exports to boost GDP growth, says Rajan
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
For the quarter ended June, India's GDP growth slumped to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent -- lagging China for the second straight quarter -- as manufacturing slowed ahead of the GST launch amid the lingering effect of demonetisation.
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan pitches for state asset sales to bail out banks
Thu, Sep 07, 2017
The expected losses from the bad loans mean banks will need tens of billions of dollars of fresh capital, but the government does not have the money to fund such a bail-out, Raghuram Rajan said.
Government should go slow on public sector bank mergers: Raghuram Rajan
Wed, Sep 06, 2017
Mergers can happen between healthy banks and not amongst weak ones and the central government should be careful in this regard, said Reserve Bank of India`s former Governor Raghuram G Rajan said on Tuesday.
At no point was RBI asked on demonetisation decision, says former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan
Sun, Sep 03, 2017
Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan revealed that the RBI was not consulted before demonetisation decision.
One year on, Raghuram Rajan to publish book about ''those turbulent but exciting times''
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Exactly one year after his term as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India came to an end, Raghuram Rajan is all set to publish a new book with his "commentary and speeches" to convey what it was like to be at the helm of the central bank in "those turbulent but exciting times".
Has NPA recognition by banks post AQR complete or is it just a myth?
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Gross NPAs of 21 banks have reached to 8.07% in June 2017 compared to 6.96% in June 2016 and 3.92% in June 2015.
Niti Aayog vice-chief Arvind Panagariya's exit a bad signal for economy?
Sat, Aug 05, 2017
Narendra Modi must be realising by now that it is easier to demolish than to construct. He is unlikely to have spent sleepless nights before abolishing the Planning Commission. Instead, it was widely seen as a bold move in keeping with his personality.
Despite 21% jump in NPAs in FY17, lenders lap up education loans
Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Banks and other lenders together disbursed around Rs 20,000 crore in education loans in FY17, up from around Rs 17,000 crore a year ago, while total outstanding grew 1.6 per cent to Rs 81,600 crore.
Raghuram Rajan was offered deputy governor's post in RBI by Y V Reddy
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
Raghuram Rajan was the 23rd Governor of the RBI between September 2013 and September 2016. Between 2003 and 2006, Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.
India needs to open markets to grow at 8-10%: Arvind Subramanian
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
Batting for India to have an open economy, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian on Thursday said any reversal of the globalisation trend must be prevented in order to have a growth rate of 8-10 per cent.
Private banks may have completed the process of recognizing NPAs post AQR
Tue, May 09, 2017
With the commencement of earnings season, major private banks have announced their fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017 result. The data in their financial audit shows period of high NPAs is over.
Under Urjit Patel, RBI zooms in on 4% inflation target
Mon, May 08, 2017
The pursuit of the 4% target will likely continue to remain a source of disagreement between the RBI and some market players, even as investors begin to adjust to a more hawkish monetary policy.
Raghuram Rajan warns of 'policy uncertainty' for world economy
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
"There have been noises but of course the strong action that some people feared against Mexico, against China hasn't really materialised. That's the good news," he said while referring to Donald Trump administration in the US.
Govt must bail out troubled big borrowers at time: CEA Subramanian
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Subramanian also said that the bad bank will adopt all other options of resolution, including changing the promoters and management as well.
Tough love for bad debt? RBI deputy targets Indian banks' toxic loans
Wed, Mar 01, 2017
Bankers are also opposed to a "bad bank" and are urging the RBI to allow existing programmes to work.
National bad bank is not a bad idea, says HDFC Bank's MD & CEO Aditya Puri
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Aditya Puri, Managing Director and Chief Executive of the second largest private lender HDFC Bank, on Friday backed the idea of setting up a national bad bank, saying anything that can help resolve the perennial bad loans problem is welcome.
Note ban was reason Raghuram Rajan left: Chidambaram
Sat, Feb 11, 2017
"They (government) made it so difficult for Rajan to continue and, in retrospect it appears, one of the reason he was made to leave. They wanted to demonetise currency and Raghu was opposed it," Chidambaram said.
In a major shift, RBI supports bad bank idea
Thu, Feb 09, 2017
The bad bank concept received a shot in the arm with the Economic Survey.
Economic Survey: Govt once again eyes RBI's excess capital
Tue, Jan 31, 2017
The Economic Survey 2016-17 said that excess capital with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should be remitted to the Government.
Deputy RBI Governor Viral Acharya: Modi brings back focus on banks' NPA issue?
Wed, Dec 28, 2016
Considering Acharya's major interest, does that mean with his appointment the Modi-led government once again shifts its focus on bank's long hanging stress – 'the bad loans'?