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IDFC First Bank’s Q1FY22 net loss at Rs 630 cr

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New Delhi, August 1: IDFC First Bank on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 630 crore for Q1FY22.

“Net Loss of Rs 630 crore for Q1FY22 because of prudent provisions for Covid wave 2.0,” the bank said in a statement.

“Covid provision pool increased from Rs 375 crore to Rs 725 crore during the current quarter on a prudent basis to act as a cushion for Covid impact,” it added.

Besides, its total income grew by 36 per cent on year-on-year basis to reach Rs 3,034 crore in Q1FY22.

The bank reported a rise of 25 per cent in net interest income on a YoY basis to Rs 2,185 crore in Q1FY22.

The bank said that its gross non-performing asset (GNPA) and net non-performing asset (NNPA) stood at 4.61 per cent and 2.32 per cent, respectively.

“GNPA and NNPA include impact of 84 bps and 71 bps, respectively, on account of one Mumbai based infra toll account which slipped during the quarter. The bank expects no material economic loss in this account eventually as this is an operating toll road and is only delayed,” the bank said.

“This was already part of the identified stressed asset list disclosed in the previous periods. Excluding this account, the PCR would be 77.23 per cent,” it added.

V. Vaidyanathan, MD and CEO, IDFC First Bank, said: “Our CASA ratio is high at 50.86 per cent despite reducing savings account interest rates by 200 bps recently, which points to the trust the customers have in our bank and service levels. Because of our low-cost CASA, we can now participate in prime home loans business, which is a large business opportunity.”

“Regarding the loss during the quarter, we have made prudent provisions for Covid second wave, and expect provisions to reduce for the rest of the three quarters in the FY22. We guide for achieving pre-Covid level gross and net NPA, with targeted credit loss of only 2 per cent on our retail book by Q4 FY 22 and onwards, assuming no further lockdowns,” he added.

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World Banks says agriculture and labour reforms will boost medium-term growth in India

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United Nations: The World Bank has marked India as the second-fastest growing major economy in the world which is expected to grow by 8.3 per cent in the present financial year. The World Bank’s Regional Economic Update suggests that after the “deadly second wave” of COVID-19 in India “the pace of vaccination, which is increasing, will determine economic prospects this year and beyond.”

“The trajectory of the pandemic will cloud the outlook in the near term until herd immunity is achieved,” the report cautioned. India’ gross domestic product (GDP) which shrank by 7.3 per cent (that is, a minus 7.3 per cent) under the onslaught of the pandemic last fiscal year is expected to record 8.3 per cent growth this fiscal year, which will moderate to 7.5 per cent next year and 6.5 per cent in 2023-24. These Updates were issued ahead of the World Bank’s annual meeting next week,

The COVID-19 pandemic contracted not only India’s economy but also the global economy in fiscal year 2020-21 despite well-crafted fiscal and monetary policy support in India. However, growth recovered in India in the second half of the last fiscal year driven primarily by investment and supported by unlocking’ of the economy and targeted fiscal, monetary and regulatory measures. Manufacturing and construction growth recovered steadily.

Although significantly more lives were lost during the second wave of the epidemic this year in India, compared to the first wave in 2020, “economic disruption was limited since restrictions were localised,” with the GDP growing by 20.1 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year compared to the first quarter of 2020-21. It attributed the spurt to “a significant base effect” (that is, coming off a very big fall in the compared quarter), “strong export growth and limited damage to domestic demand.”

The Bank’s Update said that successful implementation of agriculture and labour reforms would boost medium-term growth while cautioning that weakened household and firm balance sheets may constrain it.

The Production-Linked Incentives (PLIs) scheme to boost manufacturing, and a planned increase in public investment, should support domestic demand. The extent of recovery during the current fiscal year “will depend on how quickly household incomes recover and activity in the informal sector and smaller firms normalises,” the report says.

Among the risks included, worsening of financial sector stress, higher-than-expected inflation constraining monetary-policy support, and a slowdown in vaccination. The Indian government has taken steps to strengthen social safety nets and ease structural supply constraints through agricultural and labour reforms deal with the inequality. It said that the government continued investing in health programmes “have started to address the weaknesses in health infrastructure and social safety nets (especially in the urban areas and the informal sector) exposed by the pandemic.

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Government clarifies that Air India employees to be retained for a year

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New Delhi: After the sale of Air India to Tata Sons, the future of its employees was a big concern. As per the deal, all the existing employees of Air India will have to be retained for one year after the privatisation.

The government of India on October 8, 2021 has made it clear by setting a precedent for all public sector undertakings (PSU). Tatas have won the bid to acquire the debt-ridden national career Air India offering Rs 18,000 crore for acquiring 100 per cent shareholding. Tatas beat SpiceJet promoter to bag the deal.

Tuhin Kanta Pandey, secretary to the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), said that Tatas’ bid of Rs 18,000 crore comprises taking over of Rs 15,300 crore of debt and paying the rest in cash. Both bidders had quoted above the reserve price. Pandey said that transaction was planned to be closed by December. A group of ministers comprising Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has cleared the winning bid for Air India on October 4.

This marks the return of Air India to the Tatas. Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (JRD) Tata founded the airline in 1932. It was called Tata Airlines then. In 1946, the aviation division of Tata Sons was listed as Air India and in 1948, Air India International was launched with flights to Europe. The international service was among the first public-private partnerships in India, with the government holding 49 per cent, the Tatas keeping 25 per cent and the public owning the rest.

In 1953, Air India was nationalised. The government is selling 100 per cent of its stake in the state-owned national airline, including Air India’s 100 per cent shareholding in AI Express Ltd and 50 per cent in Air India SATS Airport Services Private Ltd.

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Air India goes to Tata Sons, Ratan Tata tweets, Welcome Back!

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New Delhi: Finally, Air India has gone to Tata Group which emerged the highest bidder. This was a much-awaited deal for the Government of India which wanted to sell this national career from a very long time. Welcome back, Air India, tweets Ratan Tata on Tata Sons winning the bid for Air India.
An SPV of Tata Sons – the holding company of conglomerate – has emerged as successful bidder, Tuhin Kanta Pandey, secretary to the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) — the government department responsible for privatisation, said.

The international service was among the first public-private partnerships in India, with the government holding 49 per cent, the Tatas keeping 25 per cent and the public owning the rest. In 1953, Air India was nationalised. The government is selling 100 per cent of its stake in the state-owned national airline, including Air India’s 100 per cent shareholding in AI Express Ltd and 50 per cent in Air India SATS Airport Services Private Ltd.

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