Bad-loan market may see a flurry of activity after lull of past few years

The bad loan market may get a boost from the fact that Centre may not indulge state-run banks anymore by recapitalising them as in the past

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As recently as on September 25, FM Sitharaman, said: “Banks (state-run) should raise funds from the markets for their growth rather than depend on the government for recapitalisation”

Abhijit LeleRaghu Mohan Mumbai
Banks are set to sell dud-loans worth Rs 90,000 crore of 22 firms in the first tranche to the National Asset Reconstruction Company (NARCL). It’s reason for cheer given that such sales to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) have been poor in recent times. In fiscal 2020, their assets under management (AUM) contracted by 4 per cent; and in fiscal 2021, it fell by another 100 basis points to Rs 1.07 trillion. So, why are we where we are?

“In FY21, we sold nine out of 10 assets for cash. This year (FY22) too, whatever we have sold (20-23 assets) if

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First Published: Nov 22 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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