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Capital cushion needed amid global uncertainty: RBI governor Urjit Patel

The RBI governor told the members of Parliament that credit growth was 15 per cent and that the impact of November 2016 demonetisation had a transient impact on the economy

Capital cushion needed amid global uncertainty: RBI governor Urjit Patel

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Tuesday told a parliamentary panel that the central bank needed to keep a capital cushion in view of global financial uncertainty.  The remarks by Patel, who appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, assume significance as the Centre and the RBI are engaged in negotiations to fix the economic capital framework of the central bank.   Faced with questions on controversial issues like the government invoking Section 7 of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act and the autonomy of the central ...