Comparison of Indian Banking with Other Emerging Markets
Economy

Comparison of Indian Banking with Other Emerging Markets

Indian banking has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times. However, this cannot be denied that the fundamentals of Indian banking are strong and they enjoy the fair trust of its depositors.

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Credit Rating Agencies
Investing

Credit Rating Agencies' Business Model

If you pick up a business newspaper, you will find the name of at least one of Fitch, Moody, or S&P. In fact, in the recent news associated with Indian slowdown, you would see GDP forecasts by Ind-Ra, ICRA, or CRISIL at least once in every quarter.

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What is Rating shopping and How it can be stopped?
Investing

What is Rating shopping and How it can be stopped?

Once there was an ugly guy named ‘IL&FS’ who although knew he looked ugly but, was not ready to accept it publicly. He asked one of his acquaintances “How do I look? Give me a fair opinion.” To which the person replied “Well… To be straightforward, I would say you don’t look attractive.” IL&FS thought, this is not acceptable. I’ll pay and ask someone else. So, he went to another acquaintance and said “I’ll pay you handsomely if you tell me that I look good!” Of course, the person said “Oh! you look quite handsome!” IL&FS accepted it with pleasure and posted it on social media and everywhere else that “I look quite handsome according to…”. Just think, he bought an opinion, right? That’s what happens in case of credit rating given to companies. And, that’s what RBI calls ‘Rating Shopping’.

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