January 3, 2019 / 7:31 AM / 13 days ago

Indian banks likely to recover bad loans worth 700 bln rupees by March-end - finance minister

NEW DELHI, Jan 3 (Reuters) - India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday commercial banks were likely to recover 700 billion rupees ($9.95 billion) of bad loans by the end of March, helped by resolution of 12 large cases.

Some of the big cases such as Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd and Essar Steel India Ltd are in advanced stages of resolution, and are likely to be resolved in this financial year, Jaitley said in a blog post on Facebook.

Lenders have so far recovered 800 billion rupees from the resolution of 66 cases, he added. ($1 = 70.3575 Indian rupees) (Reporting by Aftab Ahmed; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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