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Have Rs 2.5 trillion worth of corporate loans lined up, says SBI chairman

Banking system much better placed in terms of risk assessment

SBI chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara
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SBI Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara also said banks could opt to bring down holdings of excess Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) in order to access liquidity

Bhaskar Dutta Mumbai
State Bank of India (SBI) has Rs 2.5 trillion worth of corporate loans lined up, Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara said on Wednesday, adding that the banking system was currently much better placed in terms of risk assessment.

“Today, it’s not merely the equity but the colour of the equity which has improved,” Khara said, referring to learnings incorporated by the banking system from the previous cycle of strong loan growth and a subsequent build-up of bad assets for banks. He was speaking at the SBI Banking and Economic Conclave.

“I would say that from the infrastructure point of view, the

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 9:31 PM IST

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