Union Budget for 2019-20: Key Highlights & Impact on Banking & Financial Sector

The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman made her maiden Budget Speechon 5th July 2019 and presented the Union Budget 2019-20 before the Parliament. The key highlights of Union Budget 2019 are as follows: 10-point Vision for the decade 1. Building Team India with Jan Bhagidari: Minimum Government Maximum Governance. 2. Achieving green…

Current Account Deficit & Its Impact on Economy

Current Account Deficit & Its Impact on Economy What is Current Account Deficit? Current Account Deficit (CAD), is a key indicator that reflects the economic strength of a nation. The CAD is the net of foreign exchange inflows and outflows. CAD is one of the key indicators of an economy’s health and measures the difference…

Financial Stability Report – June 2019 -RBI

The Reserve Bank of India today released the 19th issue of the Financial Stability Report (FSR). The FSR reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on risks to financial stability, as also the resilience of the financial system. The Report also discusses issues relating to development and regulation…

RBI releases Financial Benchmark Administrators (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2019 under section 45 W of the RBI Act, 1934

The Reserve Bank of India released the Financial Benchmark Administrators (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2019 on 26th June  2019. These directions shall apply to Financial Benchmark Administrators(FBA) administering ‘significant benchmarks’ in the markets for financial instruments regulated by the Reserve Bank. The identification of a benchmark as a ‘significant benchmark’ shall be based on use, efficiency…

RBI Launches Complaint Management System (CMS)

RBI Governor launched  Complaint Management System on 24th June 2019. Complaint Management System(CMS) is a software application to facilitate RBI’s grievance redressal processes. Members of public can access the CMS portal at RBI’s website “Complaint Management System by RBI” to lodge their complaints against any of the entities regulated by RBI. It symbolizes RBI’s commitment…

Prudential Framework for Resolution of Stressed Assets

Reserve Bank of India has issued a new framework on 7th June 2019 for resolution of bad loans, replacing the previous norms quashed by the Supreme Court in April, offering a 30-day gap for stress recognition instead of the one-day default earlier. The apex court had on April 2 struck down the stringent RBI circular, issued…

Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies

RBI has released Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies on 6th June 2019 which sets out various developmental and regulatory policy measures for strengthening regulation and supervision; broadening and deepening the financial markets; and improving payment and settlement systems. I. Regulation and Supervision 1. Leverage Ratio for Banks In order to mitigate risks of excessive leverage,…