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ArcelorMittal’s takeover of Essar cleared by apex court

On 15 Nov, the three judge bench of the Supreme Court has accepted world’s largest steelmaker, Arcelor Mittal’s offer to pay an aggregate Rs 42,000 crore as an upfront amount to the secured financial creditors of bankrupt Essar Steel.  This creates a path  for Arcelor Mittal to take over Essar and enter the world’s second ..

MCA notifies Insolvency and Bankruptcy Rules, 2019

On 15 Nov, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Insolvency and Liquidation Proceedings of Financial Service Providers and Application to Adjudicating Authority) Rules, 2019 (Rules).  The rules will provide a framework for insolvency and liquidation proceedings of Financial Service Providers (FSPs) other than banks. These rules will be applicable ..

RBI Proposes New Norms for Debt Resolution

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed new norms under Prudential framework for resolution of stressed assets for debt resolution after the earlier one was struck down by the Supreme Court. New Norms New norms are applicable for loan accounts with exposure of Rs 2,000 crore and above. For loan accounts of Rs 1,500 ..

11-member working group to go into concept of ‘Group Insolvency’ and suggest a suitable framework

The insolvency regulator Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has set up a 11-member working group under the Chairmanship of former SEBI chief UK Sinha to go into the concept of ‘Group Insolvency’ and suggest a suitable framework. This Working Group has been tasked to submit a report — within two months and will ..

RBI starts process to set up PCR for capturing borrowers’ details

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated steps to set up a wide-based digital Public Credit Registry (PCR) to capture details of all borrowers, including wilful defaulters and also the pending legal suits in order to check financial delinquencies. The PCR will also include data from entities like market regulator SEBI, the Ministry of ..

Unintended Consequences of IBC

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) act was considered as a path breaking legislation which provided for a time bound resolution of insolvency and bankruptcy cases. The act was brought in to address the challenge of chakravyuha i.e. exit issues in the Indian economy . The issue was highlighted in the Economic Survey, 2016. Features of ..

Pradeep Kumar Sinha committee constituted to address issues of stressed thermal power projects

The Union Government has constituted a high level empowered committee to address the issues of stressed thermal power projects. The committee will be headed by Cabinet Secretary, Pradeep Kumar Sinha with representatives from the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Coal and the lenders having major exposure to the power ..

The Indian Overseas Bank signs Information Utility pact with NeSL

The Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has signed Information Utility (IU) pact with National E-Governance Services Limited (NeSL) to share financial and security information under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IU) regulation 2017.. With this agreement, the IOB branches will be able to provide high-quality, authenticated information about debts and defaults; which will have ..