India amongst massive rising market sovereigns to have highest debt burden by 2021: Moody’s

New Delhi, September 1

Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday stated India shall be among the many massive rising market sovereigns to have highest debt burden by 2021.

The coronavirus pandemic-induced deterioration in progress and monetary dynamics will depart most massive rising market sovereigns with larger debt burdens over the subsequent few years, it stated.

We count on authorities debt within the massive rising market sovereigns to rise by nearly 10 share factors of GDP on common by the top of 2021 from 2019 ranges, pushed primarily by wider main deficits, though some are prone to see larger curiosity funds contributing to larger debt, Moody’s stated.

“Debt burdens in Brazil, India and South Africa will rise to among the highest across the large emerging market sovereigns by 2021,” Moody’s stated.

The US-based ranking company stated medium-term progress and monetary challenges pose draw back dangers as a few of these nations face financial dangers and potential income shortfalls past the fast shock, given their publicity to commodities, tourism and customarily sectors uncovered to lasting adjustments in behaviours, weak international demand and persistently weaker productiveness progress.

“Fragile financial systems and/or contingent liabilities compound this risk for India, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey,” Moody’s famous.

It additional stated in India, elevated stress throughout the monetary system, amongst banks and non-bank monetary firms, raises contingent legal responsibility dangers to the sovereign.

“Despite steps toward the resolution of high non-performing loans, the banking system continues to suffer from weak asset quality, and low loan-loss coverage and capital adequacy. This is especially the case for state-owned banks, which account for around 70 per cent of total banking system assets,” the company stated.

Lingering fragilities within the sector are prone to be compounded by a protracted interval of subdued financial exercise in comparison with pre-coronavirus ranges, it added. PTI

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