Global Policy Perspective
Learnings for ports in Gujarat

December 2016

Ajay Bhadoo, IAS, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gujarat Maritime Board Globally, maritime trade has played an important role in improving trade competitiveness. The countries which are bestowed with long coastlines are usually found […]

Easing Norms
ECBs expected to play a greater role

December 2016

As foreign loans are cheaper than raising funds domestically, external commercial borrowings (ECBs) are an attractive option for infrastructure players looking to finance projects. In a recent policy amendment, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) […]

Lending Constraints
Bank credit stymied by stressed assets

December 2016

Banks, the predominant providers of infrastructure finance, are reeling under unprecedented stress levels leading to reduced credit availability to the sector. Currently, the banking sector’s exposure to infrastructure stands at 15 per cent of gross […]

New Funds
Will they bridge the gap in financing?

December 2016

Infrastructure financing has been a vexed issue in India. Traditionally, banks have been the biggest source of funds for infrastructure projects. However, lately, factors such as the exhaustion of sectoral limits, the adoption of Basel […]

Mounting NPAs
PFC and REC hit by stressed assets

December 2016

The leading lenders to the power sector, the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) are facing the heat of rising non-performing assets (NPAs) and a slowdown in loan requests for new conventional […]

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