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Our research and analysis on India
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on India.
RBI raises provisions on banks’ restructured loans to curb prevailing NPLs
Date: Jun 14, 2013Indian banks’ non-performing loan ratio grew to 3.1% in FY 2012, posing an increased threat to bank liquidity and profitability levels.
Author: Wendy Weng
Categories: Databook, India, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: NPL, Restructured Loans, RBI, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk
Indian banks must harness risk management instruments to better tackle market risks
Date: May 29, 2013Banks in India lack robust risk management technology infrastructure and are thus underprepared to tackle the myriad of risks faced in the international marketplace of today.
Author: Baron Laudermilk
Categories: India, Operational Risk, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: PRM Fincon, Premjit Chatterjee, Market Risk, Credit Risk, Predictive Analytics
India opens door for privately-owned Indian banks after 10-year hiatus
Date: Mar 01, 2013Will new entrants in India’s banking sector reduce the number of unbanked in the country and improve competitiveness in the industry?
Author: Lalitha Sivanesan
Categories: India, Regulation, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Reserve Bank of India, KR Kamath, Deepak Parekh, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, NPLs
Asian intermediation trend report (2006-2011)
Date: Aug 01, 2012The global macroeconomic volatility has caused increasing financial disintermediation of capital markets in favour of banks, as a result of investors’ increased risk-aversion.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Australia, China, Databook, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand
Keywords: Deposit Intermediation, Banking Institutions, Stock Market Capitalisation, Insurance Premiums, Mutual Funds, Assets Under Management, CPF, EPF
Individual Country Profiles - India
Date: Jul 20, 2012Each Individual Country Profile includes statistical tables encompassing information on macro environment, population and household demographics, financial service industry profile, banking industry profile, retail distribution, and payment system.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Databook, India,
Keywords: GDP per Capita, Public Finances, External Debt, Balance of Payments, Inflation, Unemployment Rate, Financial Intermediaries, Domestic Financing, Interest Rates, Deposit and Loan Accounts, Balance Sheet Growth, Asset Quality, Capital Adequacy Ratio, Bank Branches, ATMs, EFTPOS, Credit Card, Debit Card, Cheques
Comparative Country Profiles
Date: Jul 20, 2012The charts in this section are based on previous section and are divided in to six categories. These tables and graphs allow users to contrast and rank all the countries more clearly in many different ways.
Author: Doron Foo
Categories: Australia, China, Comparative Country Profile, Databook, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam,
Keywords: GDP per Capita, Public Finances, External Debt, Balance of Payments, Unemployment Rate, Financial Intermediaries, Domestic Financing, Interest Rates, Deposit and Loan Accounts, Balance Sheet Growth, Asset Quality, Capital Adequacy Ratio, Bank Branches, ATMs, EFTPOS, Credit Card, Debit Card, Cheques
Barclays quits India retail to focus on wealth management and investment banking
Date: Dec 09, 2011British lender exits India consumer lending and scales back retail globally with an aim to streamline operations and focus on strengths.
Author: Timothy Shim
Categories: Capital & Strategic Issues, Consumer Credit, India, Indonesia, Retail Banking, Risk and Regulation
Keywords: Barclays, RBI, RBS
Growing trade volume between emerging markets reveals new opportunities for banks
Date: Oct 19, 2011Emerging economies are gradually becoming key drivers of global trade, while developments in the global banking sector will reflect the same dynamics in trade internationalisation.
Author: Wong Wei Han
Categories: Asia Pacific, Emerging Markets, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Transaction Banking
Keywords: HSBC, Citigroup, GDP, US-EU Trade Corridor, Latin America