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IDFC admits it goofed by lending to gas-based power; some users may switch to coal

Jun 06, 2014

IDFC admits it goofed by lending to gas-based power; some users may switch to coal

In another week, the NDA government will announce its decision on pricing gas. Lenders and power plants are beginning to look at their options #ONGC #Reliance #KG-D6 #Arvind Kejriwal #Policy Watch #Gas-Based Power #Essar Power
RBI to introduce capital rules for 'too-big-to-fail' banks by 2016

Dec 03, 2013

RBI to introduce capital rules for 'too-big-to-fail' banks by 2016

With the economy growing at its slowest rate in a decade, India's banking system is facing rising levels of stressed loans, with $100 billion, or about 10 percent of the total, categorised as bad or restructured. #Reserve Bank of India #Banks #Policy Watch
Don't expect Walmart, Tesco soon: FDI clarification raises questions

Jun 11, 2013

Don't expect Walmart, Tesco soon: FDI clarification raises questions

It seems the government's four-page clarification to the multi-brand FDI policy of September 2012, following investors' long list of concerns may have done more bad than good. #Walmart #FDI #Tesco #Policy Watch #FDI in retail #Bharti Walmart
RBI fines Axis, ICICI, HDFC on KYC norms, says no money laundering

Jun 10, 2013

RBI fines Axis, ICICI, HDFC on KYC norms, says no money laundering

The penalties are as follows: For Axis Bank - Rs 5 crore, for HDFC bank -Rs 4.5 crore and for ICICI Bank -Rs 1 crore. #RBI #NewsTracker #ICICI Bank #Axis Bank #HDFC Bank #Policy Watch
With Rs 10 lakh cr pending projects and 5 meets, investment panel is a joke

Jun 10, 2013

With Rs 10 lakh cr pending projects and 5 meets, investment panel is a joke

When it was first launched, the CCI had stirred the enthusiasm of investors and media alike with its reported sweeping powers to clear projects in a time-bound manner. Nothing of that sort seems to have happened #P. Chidambaram #Investment #CCI #Policy Watch #GoodReads
RBI obliges FM with a 25 basis rate cut, more easing unlikely

Mar 19, 2013

RBI obliges FM with a 25 basis rate cut, more easing unlikely

The RBI reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 percent today #Reserve Bank of India #Policy Watch #Rate cut
Realtors, brokerages can run banks if deemed fit, proper

Feb 27, 2013

Realtors, brokerages can run banks if deemed fit, proper

The final guidelines by the Reserve Bank made a climbdown from the initial stance, which in the draft norms issued in August 2011, had virtually barred Realtors and Brokerages from its eligibility criteria. #Policy Watch #Realtors #bank licences
Do your worst, Mr C; India isn't about to give up on gold

Jan 22, 2013

Do your worst, Mr C; India isn't about to give up on gold

The increase in gold duties and linking ETFs to gold deposit scheme may not work the way the government hopes they will #P. Chidambaram #Policy Watch #TheGoldBug #Gold Duties
More reforms will treat the symptoms, not the disease

Dec 14, 2012

More reforms will treat the symptoms, not the disease

Yesterday's cabinet decision to set up an apex investment committee, clear the Land Bill and offer incentives for urea plants are half-measures at best #UPA #Policy Watch #Reforms #Quotas #Land Bill #Urea