RBI deputy expects bank licence rules 'very soon'

MUMBAI Fri Feb 8, 2013 11:51am IST

Kashmiri people perform transactions at a bank in Srinagar August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files

Kashmiri people perform transactions at a bank in Srinagar August 19, 2008.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - The RBI is expected to issue new bank licence guidelines "very soon", deputy governor Anand Sinha said on Friday.

The Reserve Bank of India will arrive at a mutual decision on banking licence rules with the finance ministry, and consultations with the ministry are nearing an end, he said.

Sinha added that there were risks in giving licences to corporates. He was speaking on the sidelines of an event on Basel III.

(Reporting by Neha Dasgupta; Editing by Jijo Jacob)

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