Daily Editorial Cloze Test Quiz – 81

Editorial Cloze Test Quiz

The Centre’s decision to infuse ₹2.11 lakh crore of fresh capital into public sector banks over the next two years, through a blend of financial mechanisms, should help ______(1)______the growth momentum. Saddled with bad loans as well as stressed assets of close to ₹10 lakh crore, India’s banking sector has been naturally wary in recent quarters of extending fresh loans, as reflected in bank credit growth slipping to a 60-year low of just 5% this April. ______(2)_______its first year in office, the government has been seized of what Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian calls the twin balance-sheet problem. If over-leveraged companies are unable to invest or borrow afresh, and banks are unwilling or/and unable to finance fresh investments, a private investment-led recovery is unlikely. However, it was only late last year that a new bankruptcy law _____(3)______introduced, and over the course of this year the Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to invoke insolvency proceedings in the case of 50-odd accounts if settlements remain elusive. Banks, under pressure from the RBI to acknowledge the stress on their books, face the prospect of taking heavy haircuts to write off some of these loans at whatever residual value remains in the businesses. ______(4)_______combined with their need to scale up their capital base to comply with Basel III norms, public sector banks have naturally been in damage control mode rather than chasing growth like their private sector peers. The three-part package for lenders includes ₹18,000 crore from the Budget, ₹58,000 crore that banks can ______(5)______from the market (possibly by tapping the significant room available to dilute the government’s equity that remains well over 51%) and the issue of recapitalisation bonds worth ₹1.35 lakh crore.


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