A sharp drop in natural rubber prices between fiscal 2014 to fiscal 2016, from 913,700 MT to 570,000 MT has impacted farmers sharply.
However, normal monsoons, revival in investment sentiment and job creation are crucial to sustain the growth in earnings, Crisil Research said.
The company is looking to remain relevant in chosen businesses than being in many as competition intensifies from both established ones and nimbler ones.
Capital infusions will help reduce rating downside risk, but may not lead to upgrades unless strong capital buffers are maintained on a sustained basis.
Outbound acquisitions by Indian companies were mainly from the energy & power sector with a deal value of $2.2 billion.
Metals and infrastructure and construction sectors are the ones under the most pressure because of both domestic as well as global challenges.
We are most interested in retail and SME banking because we see that as an engine for growth and employment, says Natrajan.
The report highlights the performance of banks and provides insights on the extent to which Indian banking sector is resilient to stress in the system.
CASA deposits are crucial to a bank’s health because they are the cheapest source of funds for banks. Banks with a high CASA ratio are considered stronger.
The Indian government aims to reduce the number to public sector banks from 27 to 10 or less. However, merging these banks will not be easy.
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