Funding Uptick
Bright road ahead for infrastructure financing

December 2021

Infrastructure financing has received a fresh lease of life with the government’s National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) initiative and its asset monetisation drive. Taking cognisance of the importance of patient capital for infrastructure projects, the government […]

Demand Picks Up
Recent trends in bank lending

December 2021

The bank credit growth has remained tepid in recent years as it was impacted by lockdowns and associated restrictions to contain and mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, deposit growth maintained an upward […]

Gaining Popularity
Positive investor response to InvITs

December 2021

The Government of India is strongly fo­cused on increasing investment in infrastructure development in the country. Towards this end, the National Infrastructure Pipeline envisages an infrastructure investment of Rs 111 trillion over a five-year period from […]

Revival in Sight

December 2019

The Indian economy is going through a period of decelerated growth. The GDP growth rate slid to 4.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2019-20, the lowest since 2013-14. This is also the sixth […]

Missing the Mark

December 2019

For a number of years now, banks have had limited headroom to extend fresh credit to the infrastructure sector, and this has pointed towards the need for a well-developed bond market. A common source of […]

In a Trough
Liquidity freeze plaguing NBFC industry

December 2019

Non-banking financial companies (NBFCs), which play a prominent role in India’s infrastructure financing, are passing through a difficult phase. The Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) crisis in 2018 and the subsequent defaults by a […]

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