State Bank of India’s agreement to buy Yes Bank stems from the central bank’s aspiration to maintain trust in the country’s financial system. However, as bank share prices and deposits fall, not everyone is reassured.
Sitting on a half a trillion dollars of non-performing assets, India’s desire to lift growth should be enough to allow foreign investors to fully tap the country’s distressed debt market. However, there are two major impediments to change.
Despite tighter regulations and liquidity, China’s non-bank financial institutions are back on an upward trajectory bolstered by opportunities to be found in the new economy, according to experts on a recent roundtable in Hong Kong, hosted by Moody’s Investors Service and FinanceAsia.