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SBI posts 3rd straight quarterly loss at Rs 48.76 bn, bad loan ratio drops

Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans stood at 10.69 per cent from 10.91 per cent in the previous quarter and 9.97 per cent last year


State Bank of India (SBI) reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday, as the country's biggest lender by assets made higher provisions for treasury losses. SBI's third consecutive quarterly net loss came in at Rs 48.76 billion ($707.28 million) for the three months to June 30, compared with a profit of Rs 20.06 billion a year ago, and a record loss of Rs 77.18 billion in the March quarter. The latest loss was much larger than analysts' estimates of Rs 1.71 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans ...

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 14:33 IST