Rush of Australian secured home loans tempts yield-starved Japanese
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12:24 PM
Australia has become the world's most active market for securitized home loans, with sales at their highest in a decade as lenders seek to take advantage of surging demand from yield-starved Japanese investors.The strong overseas demand comes amid warnings over the country frothy property market from regulators, the central bank and the International Monetary.Issues of residential mortgage-backed securities total of A$67 billion.
Islamic banks expand but double-digit growth is over: report
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 3:15 PM
Islamic banks have continued to expand their balance sheets and capital buffers, but the era of double-digit growth rates could be coming to an end while asset quality concerns creep up, an industry oversight body. That proposition is underpinned by claims that Islamic finance can weather, if not avoid, the kind of financial turmoil that has embroiled conventional banking in recent years.
NPA resolution of Indian banks riddled with more thorns than roses
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 2:26 PM
There is no denying the fact that bad assets are one of the biggest challenges confronting the economy. The government undertook a radical step by issuing an Ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act to empower the RBI to play a more active and decisive role in the resolution process. However, the key question that beckons our attention is how valuable are these assets.