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A surge in bad debt is set to further worsen India's shadow bank crisis

Non-performing assets already swelled in the most recent data to the highest in at least five years, at 6.3% as of March 2020 even before the worst of the pandemic impact, the RBI said

Further financial pain in the industry could threaten a recent rebound driven by stimulus last year.
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Further financial pain in the industry could threaten a recent rebound driven by stimulus last year.

Bloomberg | Divya Patil and Anil Poonia
India’s troubled shadow banks face mounting challenges to a nascent recovery from the pandemic, with their asset quality set to deteriorate further as flagged recently by the financial regulator.
 
Non-performing assets already swelled in the most recent data to the highest in at least five years, at 6.3% as of March 2020 even before the worst of the pandemic impact, the Reserve Bank of India said in a report last week. That’s up 100 basis points from the year earlier, and the RBI forecasts it’s headed higher.
 
Recent days have brought more reminders of strains, as creditors to bankrupt shadow

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First Published: Jan 20 2021 | 7:53 AM IST

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