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Central Government approves recapitalisation of Export-Import Bank of India

16.01.2019

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the recapitalization of EXIM Bank. Recapitalization Bonds by Government of India to the tune of Rs. 6,000 crore for capital infusion in Export Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) would be issued. The equity will be infused in two parts that is Rs. 4,500 crore in FY 2018-2019 and Rs.1,500 crore in FY 2019-2020, respectively. The Cabinet also approved an increase in the authorized capital of Exim Bank from Rs. 10,000 crore to Rs. 20,000 crore. The recapitalisation bonds will be on the lines issued to Public Sector Banks.

Exim Bank is the principal export credit agency for India. The infusion of capital into Exim Bank will enable it to augment capital adequacy and support Indian exports with enhanced ability. The infusion will give an impetus to anticipate new initiatives like supporting Indian textile industries, likely changes in Concessional Finance Scheme (CFS). It is a fact that in India exports are not fetching the profits as compared to other countries like China and has been legged behind in past. The infusion made by central government will not only strengthen the export import policy but also infuse the confidence in exports of the country.

Exim Bank of India (Exim Bank) was established in 1982 under an Act of Parliament as the apex financial institution for financing, facilitating and promoting India's international trade. The Bank primarily lends for exports from India including supporting overseas buyers and Indian suppliers for export of developmental and infrastructure projects, equipment, goods and services from India. It is regulated by RBI. This initiative by Union Cabinet would boost exports and further exporters would get more support from the Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank).

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