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Source: The post is based on the article “U.S. bank fallout proves importance of ensuring prudent asset liability management: Das” published in The Hindu on 17th March 2023
What is the News?
In the backdrop of the Silicon Valley Bank crisis, the RBI Governor has said that the country’s banking system continued to be resilient and stable.
What is the Silicon Valley Bank Crisis?
What did the RBI Governor say about the Silicon Valley Bank crisis?
The Silicon Valley Bank Crisis brought to the fore the criticality of banking sector regulation and supervision. These are areas which have a significant impact on preserving the financial stability of every country.
They also drive home the importance of ensuring prudent asset liability management, robust risk management and sustainable growth in liabilities and assets.
In this regard, he also emphasized the need for undertaking periodic stress tests and building up capital buffers for any unanticipated future stress.
He also underlined that cryptocurrencies or their likes can also be a real danger to the banks whether directly or indirectly.
What are the other observations made by the RBI Governor?
On Globalization: Globalization must produce better outcomes for all and not just a few. The backlash against globalization had started even before the pandemic struck, as globalization created both winners and losers.
The international order could not provide cooperative solutions to make the process a win-win for all. This indeed is the biggest challenge for G20 as a multilateral group.
Climate Change and Inflation: Extreme weather events world over due to climate change could lead to sudden increases in prices, leading to inflationary pressures.
Therefore, it is essential that India should take concerted climate action to safeguard the future of our planet and its inhabitants.