Credit demand subdued, economy needs stimulus: SBI Chairman

PTI
Sunday, 18 August 2019

"There is no supply-side constraint. More or less, the public sector banks are well capitalised and bank rates also moderated," he said. 

Kolkata: State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Rajnish Kumar on Sunday said credit demand remains subdued and there is a need for stimulus in the economy. 

Though lack of credit demand exists in the economy, there is no supply-side constraint as the public sector banks are more or less well-capitalised, he said. 

"Demand for credit in the economy is subdued. There is a need for stimulus in the economy", Kumar told reporters here. 

He was in the city to attend the multi-level consultation programme with the branch managers of SBI in the region. 

"There is no supply-side constraint. More or less, the public sector banks are well capitalised and bank rates also moderated," he said. 

Kumar hoped that monsoon will have a positive impact. 

Increased spending by the government and the upcoming festival season would boost demand, Kumar added. 

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