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India’s RBI Warns On Rise In Bad Loans

India’s central bank has warned that bad loan ratios will continue to rise this year, raising pressure on the government to expand its planned recapitalisation of the banking sector, the Financial Times reported. India’s state-owned banks, which acco ...

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International arbitration report

Welcome to issue 6 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International arbitration report. In this issue, we provide an overview of the investment provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including its dispute settlement mechanisms, and discuss the early da ...

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AZB Partners Inter Alia April 2016

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (‘Bill’) was introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 16, 2016, to amend the Companies Act, 2013 (‘Companies Act’), pursuant to the recommenda- tions of the Companies Law Committee in its report dated February 1, 2016. In ...

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Regulatory Framework on FDI in E-Commerce

With the stated aim of clarifying the foreign direct investment (‘FDI’) regime for e-commerce activities, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (‘DIPP’) has issued Press Note No. 3 (2016 Series) on March 29, 2016 (‘Press Note’). Prior to the Press Note, the Consolidated Foreign Direct ...

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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Legislative Background of the Bankruptcy Code The Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley, in his Budget Speech 2015-16, had identified ‘Bankruptcy Law Reforms’ as a key priority for improving the ease of doing business and had announced that a comprehensiv ...

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Bank Of Japan Can Hold Off On Expanding Monetary Stimulus

The Bank of Japan can hold off on expanding monetary stimulus if market turbulence caused by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union proves temporary, a former central bank executive said on Monday, the Irish Times reported. But Japan has the righ ...

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China's Baosteel, Wuhan Steel Announce Plan To Restructure

China's Baosteel Group and Wuhan Iron and Steel Group, two of the country's largest steelmakers, are together planning to restructure, their listed units said in separate stock exchange filings on Sunday, Reuters reported. Baosteel Group is Chi ...

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What’s In A Number? For China’s Bad Loans, A Host of Fine Print

In the imprecise science of divining China’s banking health, the fine print is sometimes worth a closer look than the final statistic. This week, the McKinsey Global Institute published a new estimate of China’s nonperforming loan ratio, measuring it at ...

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China Defends Banks’ Strategy On Managing Debt Pile

Chinese officials hit back at critics of the country’s mounting debt pile on Thursday, saying the country’s banks had taken measures to ensure non-performing loans would not pose a systemic risk to China’s financial system, the Financial Times report ...

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China Seeks To Renegotiate Venezuela Loans

China is renegotiating billions of dollars of loans to Venezuela and has met with the country’s political opposition, marking a shift in its approach to a nation it once viewed as a US counterweight in the Americas. Venezuela is facing one of the worst c ...

Daily Headline - global.abi.org - 06/19/2016 - 22:06 - 0 comments

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