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Slowdown, credit squeeze to increase NPA, but banks more resilient now: RBI

Says geopolitical uncertainties an overhang; CAD to remain under control

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

Anup Roy Mumbai
After witnessing a fall in the gross non-performing assets (NPAs) ratio in March 2019 — the first time in seven years — Indian banks’ GNPA ratio is set to rise again, as a slowing economy and shrinking credit make the share of bad debt in the loan book larger, according to the half-yearly Financial Stability Report (FSR), released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday.
 
The system has, however, become better in terms of resilience since since March, the reference point used by the last FSR, thanks to the recapitalisation by the government and measures taken by

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First Published: Dec 28 2019 | 1:37 AM IST

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