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Union Budget 2021: S&P gives a thumbs up, Nomura calls it a positive

"Likewise, we believe that the resolution of troubled assets could be faster with weak assets consolidated in a single entity, rather than multiple banks negotiating resolution terms," S&P added

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Nirmala Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds a folder case containing a tablet with files of the Union Budget 2021-22 on it Photo: PTI

Global Ratings on Tuesday lauded the proposal to set up a “bad bank” to manage lenders’ troubled assets. “This, alongside a strengthening of the National Company Law Tribunal framework, could in principle benefit banks by ensuring that management bandwidth is not spent on recoveries from weak credits.”

“Likewise, we believe that the resolution of troubled assets could be faster with weak assets consolidated in a single entity, rather than multiple banks negotiating resolution terms,” added.

Japanese brokerage said the positives in the Budget from the rating agencies’ perspective include creation of a to house dud debt, increased infrastructure spending, realistic assumptions and greater fiscal transparency, while there are a few negatives as well like weak medium-term fiscal commitment and larger size of the government.

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First Published: Wed, February 03 2021. 00:36 IST
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