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RBI reduces risk weights for bank lending to NBFCs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to assign risk weights for the rated exposures of banks to all non-banking financial companies (NBFC) to facilitate credit flow to the sector that is reeling under liquidity pressure post IL&FS defaults in August. The guidelines will be out by February end. “With a view to facilitating flow of credit to well-rated ... Read More »

‘We knew about the need to invest but did not know how much risk to take’

Bhavani and Kumar were aiming for financial independence. But they didn’t know at what amount that will be, and when. Also, they had not considered the risks that could derail their plans. “I was always interested in finance. I knew about investments, but not risks. Also, we didn’t know how much risk we could take, how much had to be ... Read More »

Bitcoin soars to $19,000 then falls back to $16,000; banks raise risk concerns

Even by bitcoin standards, Thursday was a wild ride. With a few hours, the volatile digital currency surged above $19,000, dropped back below $16,000, and then see-sawed before settling in just above $17,000 late Thursday in the U.S. The wild swings happened just days before trading in bitcoin futures begins on a major U.S. exchange. Major banks took notice, with ... Read More »

The 7 Top Retail Risk Factors Your Small Business Faces

If you believe the headlines, retail is on its way to extinction. While this may be an overstatement, what are the actual risks facing retailers today? The 2017 BDO Retail RiskFactor Report ranked the biggest risks threatening retailers. Here are seven of the top items on the list and what you can do to defend against them. Top Risks from the 2017 BDO ... Read More »

Flooding from Harvey the biggest risk to U.S. energy sector

 Refinery problems tied to the flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey and pipeline outages pose the biggest source of sector disruptions, Goldman Sachs said. Tropical Storm Harvey picked up pace and strength as it moved out of southern Texas overnight. The storm is on track to move east toward Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley through Friday. The threat of flooding for the Houston metropolitan ... Read More »

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Diets which cut out dairy food could be a “ticking time bomb” for young people’s bone health, a charity is warning. A National Osteoporosis Society survey found a fifth of under 25s are cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet. It said it was concerned many young adults were putting their health at risk by following eating fads. Eliminating ... Read More »

Australia’s budget drips with red ink, top credit rating at risk

Australia’s conservative government on Monday forecast a A$10 billion deterioration in its budget deficit over the next four years but still hoped to snatch a surplus by 2021 and forestall a damaging downgrade of its top credit rating. There have been fears the update could trigger a cut in the country’s prized triple-A rating and push up borrowing costs on ... Read More »

China’s credit binge increases risk of banking crisis, says watchdog

China’s huge credit binge has increased the risk of a banking crisis in the world’s second biggest economy in the next three years, according to global financial watchdog. An early warning of financial overheating – the gap between credit and GDP – hit 30.1 in China in the first quarter of this year, a report from the Bank for International ... Read More »

Investors avoiding risk on weak global GDP outlook: Gundlach

Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Friday that investors are dropping risky assets from their portfolios because of falling global Gross Domestic Product expectations, fueled by China’s slowing growth, and the intensifying U.S. presidential race. “Falling global GDP expectations, fueled by China having trouble holding it together, are affecting financial markets,” Gundlach said in an email to ... Read More »

Asian stocks pare earlier gains, yen soars as risk aversion grows

Asian stocks erased earlier gains and the Japanese yen rallied to a fresh eighteen-month high on Tuesday as investors grew doubtful about global central banks’ ability to boost growth through aggressive policy easing. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat after being up as much as 0.4 percent on the day and is now trading at a ... Read More »