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Banks go slow on lending to auto dealers

MUMBAI: Several banks have expressed concern over a build-up of stress in their loans to automobile dealers and may tread cautiously, even slowing down on disbursements as the auto industry grapples with its worst sales slowdown in over a decade. Banking industry experts estimate the total outstanding loans to automobile dealers to be in the range of

Want efficient banks? Go for more mergers, says RBI research

More consolidation in India’s struggling banking sector will help lenders lower costs and efficiently scale their operations, said researchers at the Reserve Bank of India. Labour cost efficiency, or output per employee, moderated across the sector between 2005-18, according to the recently-published paper. The authors added that state-owned banks fared better than private rivals on this metric

You’re addicted to plastic. Can you go cold turkey?

To navigate the consumer minefield, plastic purgers develop mental maps of places where they can shop. It may take months, but they learn where to get milk in a glass bottle or which health-food store lets you grind your own peanut butter. And rather than see it as a huge inconvenience, they treat living plastic