India : Government to infuse $3.4 billion in state-run banks
Tue Jul 19 2016
Rajesh Sharma (2002 articles)

India : Government to infuse $3.4 billion in state-run banks

NEW DELHI : India will infuse 229.15 billion rupees ($ 3.41 billion) in 13 state-run banks in the fiscal year ending March 2017, the finance ministry said in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

New Delhi has plans to inject 700 billion rupees in state lenders over four years to March 2019. For the current fiscal year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has budgeted 250 billion rupees for bank recapitalisation.

State-run banks, however, face much bigger capital requirements to meet Basel III rules and cover for a surge in bad loans. Rating agency Fitch estimates they would need $ 90 billion in capital infusion.

Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh Sharma is Correspondent for Stock Market of South East Asia based in Mumbai. He has been covering Asian markets for more than 5 years.

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