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FCNR-B deposit pool shrinks sharply in Q3 on redemption

The deposits stood at $20.85 bn in December 2016 from $44.11 bn at the end of September 2016

Abhijit Lele  |  Mumbai 

RBI
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The large-scale redemption of Foreign Currency Non-Resident Banks-deposits (FCNR-B) in the quarter ended December 2016 sharply brought down the tally of total deposits by non-resident Indians (NRIs) to $109.7 billion from $130.02 billion in the previous quarter. 

The FCNR-B deposits stood at $20.85 billion in December 2016, against $44.11 billion at the end of September 2016, according to Reserve Bank of India data.

The outflow also impacted the business — deposits plus advances — of banks in the third quarter of 2016-17. The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India, reported a 64.2 per cent drop in such deposits in 12 months from Rs 18,470 crore in December 2015 to Rs 6,609 crore at the end of December 2016.

Bank of Baroda said in the third quarter there were repayments of FCNR-B deposits of more than Rs 11,500 crore mobilised during the third quarter of 2013-14.

The rundown in local credit by its international branches in December 2016 was due to repayments of loans against deposits.

Banks had raised nearly $34 billion between September and November 2013. Of the $34 billion, $27 billion was through FCNR (B) deposits, maturing mostly in three years. These were raised in 2013 to bolster India's foreign exchange reserves and contain the volatility of the rupee. Banks had swapped those dollars for rupees with The central bank, thereafter, bought forward-currency contracts.

On September 4, 2013, had announced a window for swapping FCNR (B) dollar funds, mobilised for a period of at least three years, at a fixed rate of 3.5 per cent a year for the duration of the deposit.

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FCNR-B deposit pool shrinks sharply in Q3 on redemption

The deposits stood at $20.85 bn in December 2016 from $44.11 bn at the end of September 2016

The deposits stood at $20.85 bn in December 2016 from $44.11 bn at the end of September 2016
The large-scale redemption of Foreign Currency Non-Resident Banks-deposits (FCNR-B) in the quarter ended December 2016 sharply brought down the tally of total deposits by non-resident Indians (NRIs) to $109.7 billion from $130.02 billion in the previous quarter. 

The FCNR-B deposits stood at $20.85 billion in December 2016, against $44.11 billion at the end of September 2016, according to Reserve Bank of India data.

The outflow also impacted the business — deposits plus advances — of banks in the third quarter of 2016-17. The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India, reported a 64.2 per cent drop in such deposits in 12 months from Rs 18,470 crore in December 2015 to Rs 6,609 crore at the end of December 2016.

Bank of Baroda said in the third quarter there were repayments of FCNR-B deposits of more than Rs 11,500 crore mobilised during the third quarter of 2013-14.

The rundown in local credit by its international branches in December 2016 was due to repayments of loans against deposits.

Banks had raised nearly $34 billion between September and November 2013. Of the $34 billion, $27 billion was through FCNR (B) deposits, maturing mostly in three years. These were raised in 2013 to bolster India's foreign exchange reserves and contain the volatility of the rupee. Banks had swapped those dollars for rupees with The central bank, thereafter, bought forward-currency contracts.

On September 4, 2013, had announced a window for swapping FCNR (B) dollar funds, mobilised for a period of at least three years, at a fixed rate of 3.5 per cent a year for the duration of the deposit.
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FCNR-B deposit pool shrinks sharply in Q3 on redemption

The deposits stood at $20.85 bn in December 2016 from $44.11 bn at the end of September 2016

The large-scale redemption of Foreign Currency Non-Resident Banks-deposits (FCNR-B) in the quarter ended December 2016 sharply brought down the tally of total deposits by non-resident Indians (NRIs) to $109.7 billion from $130.02 billion in the previous quarter. 

The FCNR-B deposits stood at $20.85 billion in December 2016, against $44.11 billion at the end of September 2016, according to Reserve Bank of India data.

The outflow also impacted the business — deposits plus advances — of banks in the third quarter of 2016-17. The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India, reported a 64.2 per cent drop in such deposits in 12 months from Rs 18,470 crore in December 2015 to Rs 6,609 crore at the end of December 2016.

Bank of Baroda said in the third quarter there were repayments of FCNR-B deposits of more than Rs 11,500 crore mobilised during the third quarter of 2013-14.

The rundown in local credit by its international branches in December 2016 was due to repayments of loans against deposits.

Banks had raised nearly $34 billion between September and November 2013. Of the $34 billion, $27 billion was through FCNR (B) deposits, maturing mostly in three years. These were raised in 2013 to bolster India's foreign exchange reserves and contain the volatility of the rupee. Banks had swapped those dollars for rupees with The central bank, thereafter, bought forward-currency contracts.

On September 4, 2013, had announced a window for swapping FCNR (B) dollar funds, mobilised for a period of at least three years, at a fixed rate of 3.5 per cent a year for the duration of the deposit.

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