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Foreign Regulators Check on Health of Indian Banks

Want them to be capital-ready, spot early signals of stress in loan books Amid mounting bad loans and dip in profits, financial services regulators of several countries where Indian banks operate have sought assurance from bank managements about the readiness of parents, shareholders to chip in capital when required.
Meeting senior officials of local banks and the Reserve Bank of India, officials of these financial market authorities emphasised the need to spot early signals of stress in loans books and make necessary provisions before it's late. More than a dozen Indian banks run branches abroad.

“Regulatory bodies from UK, Hong Kong, China, UAE and other countries held separate meetings with large and midsize banks this week to figure out how they are placed to remain well-capitalised and treat the special mention assets,“ a senior banker told ET.

The exercise is part of the meeting hosted by RBI under the system of `regulatory college'.Each bank is required to make presentation …

Epayment can check black money, graft PM

Digital payments can check black money and playakey role in fighting graft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday as he asked the youth to become an “anticorruption cadre” as part of the “cleanliness” drive. Addressing his monthly Mann ki Baat radio programme, he said people, especially the youth, should become ambassadors of digital payments schemes rolled out by the government.

“Lead this movement. Take it further as it hasavery major and prominent role in the fight against corruption and black money.

To me, each and every individual involved in this mission constitutesanew anticorruption cadre in the country.

Inaway you areasoldier in the cause of cleanliness and purity,” the Prime Minister said.

He said gradually people are“sheddingtheirhardcurrency mindset” and moving towards digital currency and the youth are leading the way using their mobile phones as the new tool to make and receive payments.

In the past two months, one million people have been rewarded, over 50,000 traders ha…


Legal and tax experts share some concernds about the revised model GST lAW Anti profiteering clause:The intention of the antiprofiteering clause is to pass on the benefits accuring
on the benefits account to However, both industry divided. model GST central an authority the benefits while transitioning such as rate reduction passed penalty been passed Experts parameters service. operational will have says Smita Sujit Advaita provision Experts complain that there is ambiguity around what constitutes “commensurate reduction in the price”. There is also lack of clarity on whether the provisions will be applied on application from the affected parties or through suo motu investigation by the relevant authority.

“The government needs to be careful while framing the rules to bring objectivity in deciding whether the benefit has been passed on to the customers or not,” says Bipin Sapra, tax partner, EY India.

Advaita´s Ghosh feels the antiprofiteering provisions are susceptible toaconstitutional c…

RBI to frame standard procedure for FDI approvals

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to formulate standard operating procedures (SOP) for approval of foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals by ministries. The proposal for setting up norms for FDI approvals in sensitive sectors, which are currently under government approval of the FDI policy, was discussed atarecent interministerial meeting. According to sources, several options came up for discussions at the meeting. In order to further improve ease of doing business, the government has decided to abolish the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and formanew mechanism for expeditious clearance of foreign investment proposals. Business Standard New Delhi,27th February 2017