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Jaitley says debt-laden banks 'concern' for economy, vows to find resources

He said, 'Bad loans have crimped the ability of Indian lenders to offer new credit'

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

FM Arun Jaitley inaugurates the 70th Annual General meeting of Indian Bank Association in Mumbai. (Photo: Twitter, @FinMinIndia)
FM Arun Jaitley inaugurates the 70th Annual General meeting of Indian Bank Association in Mumbai. Photo courtesy: @FinMinIndia Twitter handle

will make efforts to find resources to support debt-laden banks to help them fund economic growth, Minister told a meeting of bankers on Friday.

Jaitley said stressed bank assets have become a "concern" for the economy. have crimped the ability of Indian lenders to offer new credit.

Growth in Asia's third-largest economy slowed to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in the quarter that ended in June, and Jaitley said on Wednesday that the government was looking for ways to speed it up.

First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 13:56 IST
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