Loanable Funds

Lenders’ agri-agra compliance remains low

BANKS ‘COMPLIANCE with mandatory credit quotas for the agriculture and land reform sector has shown “no improvement” as loans for these sectors remain limited, a member of the Monetary Council said. V. Bruce J. Tolentino, a member of the Monetary Council of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), said the central …

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Reviews | It’s high time for postal banking

USPS has a public service mandate to provide a similar level of service to communities across the country, regardless of local economic conditions. In addition to daily mail delivery to remote locations, the Postal Service maintains post offices even in low-income urban neighborhoods and small towns that lack other basic …

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A look back at Bangladesh’s financial sector

This is part of a two part series Bangladesh’s economy is recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. The challenges in ensuring a successful and smooth exit from these terrible 18 months are formidable. In particular, the financial sector has been under severe stress. Virtually all businesses have experienced a sudden sharp …

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Nepal spent more on servicing domestic debt than larger foreign loans

Although Nepal’s stock of domestic debt is lower than external loans, the government spent more money to repay domestic debt than external debt in the last fiscal year 2020-21. This raised the question of whether the government should prioritize external borrowing over domestic debt. According to the Public Debt Annual …

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Liquidity crisis and low capital spending

For about a month now, two reports on the Nepalese economy, the liquidity crisis (limited availability of loanable funds in the banking sector) and low government capital spending have dominated the media. The latest data released by Nepal Rastra Bank, the central monetary authority, also indicates a serious shortage of …

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Bank credit is getting back on its feet

Lawrence Agcaoili – The Filipino Star October 30, 2021 | 00h00 Loans disbursed increased 2.7% in September MANILA, Philippines – Credit growth improved for the second consecutive month, increasing 2.7% in September, amid a modest recovery in the overall attitude of Philippine banks to credit and an improved economic outlook …

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Diokno sees “concrete” signs of pH recovery

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno said he now sees “concrete” signs of economic recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic, driven by the acceleration of the vaccination program which is boosting economic activity and employment. Diokno, in a presentation Wednesday at the BSP-Philippine Institute for Development Studies virtual research …

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