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Credit Demand Subdued, Economy Needs Stimulus, Says SBI Chairman

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

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Credit Demand Subdued, Economy Needs Stimulus, Says SBI Chairman
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", Mr 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. Mr Kumar hoped that monsoon will have a positive impact. 

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



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