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India ready to face global threats, continuously monitoring Brexit: FSDC

New Delhi: India will not let guards down on preparedness to deal with external sector vulnerabilities including those arising from Brexit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and financial sector regulators including RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan decided on Tuesday.

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The Financial Stability Development Council (FSDC) met for the 15th time today since its formation in December 2010 to deliberate on the macro-economic situation and financial developments globally.

Among the subjects discussed at the Council meeting, headed by the Finance Minister, was the rising bad loans with banks.

FSDC, which includes RBI Governor and other financial regulators, reviewed the measures taken by the government and the central bank for handling the stressed assets and discussed ways to manage the situation.

It called for continuous monitoring of the situation developing from Britain's exit from the European Union as it would take long time for the full scenario to unfold, official sources said.

There should be no complacency on Brexit situation, the FSDC said.

"The Council also discussed issues relating to developing a comprehensive framework for identification of Systematically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs) across all sub-sectors of financial sector," said an official statement issued after the meeting.

On the issue of maturity of concessional swaps of 2013 against CNR deposits during September-December 2016, FSDC noted the steps taken by RBI to suitably address the issue and its consequences.

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian gave an overview of the state of macro-economy highlighting important issues.

With an uncertain global economy and high volatility in financial markets confronting emerging economies, the Council was of the opinion that India is ‘much better placed’ on back of improvement in macro fundamentals, slew of reforms and large forex reserves.

"The Council noted that uncertainty in global economy and high volatility in the financial markets are prominent risks confronting the emerging market economies.

"India however appears to be much better placed today on the back of improvement in its macro-economic fundamentals, recent financial sector reforms by government and large forex reserves, which provides cushion against financial market volatility," the statement said.

Updated Date: Jul 06, 2016 07:52 AM

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