Regulatory certainty required for Basel III bond uptake in India

Indian banks are in need of regulatory compliant capital instruments – but domestic investors are wary

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Regulatory guidance for Indian investors is required in order to develop the Basel III compliant debt market that is necessary for domestic banks to meet the capital requirements when the accord is implemented in April 2013.

According to a recent report by local rating agency Crisil, Indian banks need over 1.4 trillion rupees ($26 billion) by March 2018 in non-equity Tier I capital. But although the Reserve Bank of India has provided guidance to banks on the treatment of Basel III bonds, there

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