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C.P. Chandrasekhar,Jayati Ghosh
Tuesday 15 May, 2018
Neo-liberal banking reform was launched in the early 1990s to address the low profitability of the public banking system and the large presence of non-performing assets. It set itself the objectives of cleaning out NPAs, recapitalising the banks and modifying banking practices to restore profitability and drastically reduce NPA volumes. This did initially have some effect. However, while the NPA ratio fell between the early 1990s and the mid-2000s, it has risen sharply since then. Moreover, while earlier priority and non-priority loans contributed equally to total NPAs, more recently, large non-priority loans to the corporate sector account for the bulk of NPAs. An analysis of these features reveals that these trends are indicative of the failure of neo-liberal banking reform in India.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Wednesday 08 March, 2017
A trail of defaults is ensuring that the NPA ratio is not stabilising, as the RBI expected it would, once assets misclassified as restructured and standard are recognised as non-performing.
Rohit
Tuesday 14 February, 2017
By presenting a comprehensive picture of the current corporate debt crisis in India, the author cautions that the situation is very similar to the one that led to the US subprime crisis.
C.P. Chandrasekhar,Jayati Ghosh
Tuesday 17 January, 2017
Banks strapped with stressed assets are holding back on lending, dampening in the process the principal stimulus to growth in recent years. And there are no alternative routes to growth in sight.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Saturday 17 December, 2016
The damage to the reputation of banks and its employees, which and who have been victims of the engineered cash shortage, is likely to be aggravated by the adverse effects the demonetisation may have for the already damaged profit and loss accounts and balance sheets of the banks.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Wednesday 03 August, 2016
Adventurous lending followed by wilful default that has become more common in recent years, is linked to the change in banking practices and the pursuit of quick profits after liberalization.
C.P. Chandrasekhar,Jayati Ghosh
Tuesday 02 August, 2016
After having retreated from retail lending in the years since 2005-06, banks burdened by NPAs in areas like infrastructure seem to be returning to the retail market. How far can this go?
C.P. Chandrasekhar,Jayati Ghosh
Tuesday 12 July, 2016
Recognizing bad assets and writing them off may not resolve the banking problem, since the new financial order requires banks to lend to those who seem more prone to default.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Monday 28 October, 2013
The measures adopted by the government to stem the rupee depreciation rather than being a success may well lead India into a crisis.
C.P. Chandrasekhar
Thursday 08 August, 2013
The rising incidence of bank frauds in India breaks the myth that better accounting standards and stringent disclosure requirements post-liberalisation would discourage fraud.
 

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