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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

IFR Asia ADB Roundtable 2015

A roundtable report with IFR Asia magazine 896 (June 6 2015)

Cultural show at the 48th Annual Meeting’s Opening Session.

IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015: Where are Asia’s capital markets heading?

IFR Asia - Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015

IFR travelled to Baku, Azerbaijan, in early May to host a full house of around 200 delegates at a luncheon seminar during the Asian Development Bank’s annual meeting.

IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015: Roundtable participants

IFR Asia - Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015

IFR Asia High-yield bonds Roundtables 2015: Participants

Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015

IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015: Part 1

IFR Asia - Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015

IFR ASIA: Welcome. Let’s kick things off with the state of play in Asia’s banking sector. Where are we in terms of meeting global regulatory requirements, and how is that affecting lending?

Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015

IFR Asia Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015: Part 2

IFR Asia - Asian Development Bank Roundtable 2015

ARUNDHATI BHATTACHARYA, SBI: Of course I don’t agree that we don’t have a sound banking system! If you look at India, one of the reasons for the large amount of NPLs was the fact that we had a large amount of infrastructure built in the country at a particular period of time. And all of the heavy lifting was done by the commercial banks. They had 10-year money, and as a result all of this funding was done on a 10-year basis, with the expectation that repayments would happen in an average time of 7½ years. Now you cannot have 30-year assets being paid back in 7½ years. You’re looking at disaster if you do that, and that’s exactly what has happened.