The additional loss of Rs 5,792 crores in the quarter ended March 2017 surprised the capital market. Were the regulator, the parent bank and SBI’s chairperson aware of the state of asset quality in its subsidiaries?
The corporate sector is responsible for 70% of the country’s NPAs, but their loans are being waived off while waiving farming loans is still being frowned upon.
The charge of moral hazard reeks of double standards. However, will India’s fiscal deficit targets allow for such a waiver?
The second fortnight of September saw Rs 3 lakh crore of time deposits, something unique, followed by liquidation of Rs 1.2 lakh crore of these right after.
There is no dearth of talent to replace him as head of the Reserve Bank. But the question analysts are asking is how much freedom his successor will have.