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at the Canvas Laugh Factory, Channa says. etc. were rescued in the aftermath of the financial crisis because they were deemed to be too big to fail There were similar examples in Europe as well What does the term too big to fail really mean It essentially means that the firm is too interconnected with other firms to be liquidated quickly and hence it needs to be bailed out Money story Reuters Some of these firms had become big by buying a spate of other financial firms and in the end had become simply unmanageable The British economist John Kay calls this the new Peter Principle The original Peter Principle essentially states that every person rises to his or her level of incompetence in a hierarchy Simply put as a person keeps getting promoted he is bound to be appointed to a job that he is not good at The same is the case with banks and financial institutions which keep buying and diversifying into different businesses until they land up in a business they do not really understand At the same time they become bigger and bigger AIG is a very good example of this It was an insurance company which started selling credit default swaps (CDSs) through its financial products unit based in London The business raked in the profits for a while and became one of the most important divisions in the firm But then things started to go wrong A unit of 120 people which formed the financial products division and which sold CDSs brought down a company of 120000 people until it was rescued by the US government Barclays is another good example The bank had and still has very strong retail operations but it ran into a crisis because of its investment banking operations A firm like Citigroup which is present in a large number of financial service businesses as well as investment banking businesses was extremely unwieldy to manage But at the same time the firm was so big and into so many different businesses that letting it go would have led to a lot of job losses and other firms going bust as well Alan H Meltzer writing in a research paper titled Reflections on the Financial Crisis says "The Fed … must get rid of ‘too-big-to-fail’ If a bank is too-big-to-fail it’s too big" To his credit Alan Greenspan had pointed out the risk of big banks as far back as October 1999 He had said in a speech that "megabanks being formed by growth and consolidation are increasingly complex entities that create the potential for unusually large systemic risks in the national and international economy should they fail" Hence it is important to make sure that there are no institutions which are too big to fail As Bob Swarup puts it in Money Mania: "If the vanishing of an institution will destroy the network of our economy it is too large to survive Citigroup will one day go bust Probability and evolution tell us that Therefore we can either keep trying to postpone the inevitable or remove that anomaly This can be done over time by shrinking the institution through incentive or breaking up the institution" Interestingly research carried out by the Federal Reserve has been unable to find any economies of scale of operation beyond a certain size As Greenspan asks in The Map and the Territory: "I often wondered as the banks increased in size throughout the globe prior to the crash and since: Had bankers discovered economies of scale that Fed research had missed” In fact there is little to suggest that banks benefit from any economies of scale when they grow beyond $100 billion in assets In an April 2000 speech Greenspan had said that "[h]undred-year floods come only once every 100 years Financial institutions should expect to look to the central bank only in extremely rare situations" But that as we know did not turn out to be the case In the years to come it will be very difficult for central banks around the world to let go of a financial institution in trouble In fact Greenspan feels that "most of the American financial system would be guaranteed by the US government" in the event of the next crisis This despite the fact that the Dodd–Frank Act which was passed in the aftermath of the financial crisis prohibits government bailouts and the form of support that the Fed used to bailout AIG In fact when he signed the bill into law Barack Obama the President of the United States said: “The American people will never again be asked to foot the bill for Wall Street’s mistakes” He went on to add that in the time to come there would be “no more taxpayer-funded bailouts” The problem is that the government of the United States bailed out a large part of its financial system in 2008 and hence it is believed that it will have to do the same thing all over again whenever the next crisis occurs The financial markets know this and discount this possibility while lending to big financial firms Hence big financial firms which are deemed to be too big to fail are able to borrow money at lower rates of interest than they would have been able to if there was a possibility of them being allowed to fail And this will lead to the inefficient allocation of capital The government of the United States understands that there is a possibility of it ending up guaranteeing most of the American financial system whenever the next crisis occurs This can be gauged from the following fact On May 10 2012 JP Morgan the largest bank in the United States reported a loss of $2 billion from a failed hedging operation The loss barely reduced the bank’s net worth And more than that the shareholders of the bank suffered the loss and not its depositors Nevertheless the loss was considered to be a threat to American taxpayers and Jamie Dimon JP Morgan’s CEO was called to testify before the Senate Banking Committee Why did this happen The only explanation for this lies in the fact that JP Morgan is now viewed as a de facto government-sponsored enterprise which may have to be bailed out as and when the next crisis occurs ******* (Former Fed Chairman) Alan Greenspan feels that the biggest threat that has emerged from the crisis is the phenomenon of too big to fail He believes that it has rapidly spawned an American form of crony capitalism Hence he sees “no alternative to forcing banks to slim down below a certain size” to ensure that “if they fail they will no longer pose a threat to the stability of American finance” But breaking down companies is easier said than done Attempts by the US Justice Department to break down the software major Microsoft did not get anywhere Hence any attempt to break down the likes of Citigroup into smaller companies will be met with a lot of resistance The risk of several financial firms being too big to fail is likely to continue in the days and years to come At the Senate Banking Committee hearing in June 2012 JP Morgan’s Dimon said that the government should not prop up banks which get too reckless They should allow banks to fail (even his own) and investors who hold the shares in the bank should lose their money He went on to say that reckless institutions should be “dismantled” and their “name should be buried in disgrace” This can only work if financial institutions are a lot less complex than they currently are The German banking system is a very good example of this Retail banking in Germany is dominated by small banks which are active only locally These banks were hardly affected by the financial crisis and the recession that followed it An argument that is often made while trying to justify the existence of big financial firms is that the United States has gigantic firms in almost every industry so why should finance be any different The answer is straightforward If a big financial firm fails it threatens to bring down the entire financial system with itself That is not the case with other firms (Excerpted from Easy Money—The Greatest Ponzi Scheme Ever and How It Is Set to Destroy the Global Financial System by Vivek kaul Published by Sage Response 2015 / 384 pages / paperback/price Rs 395 (9788132113447) Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Friday lashed out Pakistan over ceasefire violations saying such incidents willnot be taken lightly under India’s new defence policy "For past many years Pakistan has been behind the killing of Indian soldiers on the border 562 ceasefire violations have taken place by Pakistan in 2014 alone But this time India responded aggressively which is why Pakistan was forced to lodge protests" Sena which is a constituent of ruling NDA at the Centre said Representational image Ibnlive It was referring to Pakistan summoning Indian Deputy High Commissioner to lodge protest over killing of their Rangers on Wednesday "India should keep up its aggressive stand against unprovoked firing across the border" the Sena said in an editorial in its party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ After Pakistan violated ceasefire on December 31 BSF troops retaliated aggressively killing four Pakistani Rangers "The policies of the new government have changed. Results are out for everyone to see They killed one Indian soldier and we killed four in retaliation which forced Pakistan to raise the white flag (so that they can lift the bodies of its dead men)" the Sena said Pakistan later in the day summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a protest over the ceasefire violations Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh was called to the Foreign Office and given a note verbale by the Pakistani Foreign Office On December 31 morning Pakistan rangers had targeted a BSF patrol party by resorting to firing along the International Border in Samba district In the heavy firing one BSF jawan was killed In strong retaliation by BSF troops four Pakistani rangers were killed The Home Minister later asked BSF to provide a "suitable and appropriate reply" for any unprovoked firing across the Indo-Pak border PTI Cash is slowly making a comeback and is eager to win back its place in the daily lives of 125 crore Indians This is evident fromthe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data on the trends in digital transactions and currency holdings with the public in the months post the demonetisation announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 8 November In December last year as many as 9575 lakh transactions were made through various digital modes like credit/debit cards UPI USSD and mobile banking amounting to Rs 10405 lakh crore This fell to 8704 lakh in January and further to 7630 lakh in February with a corresponding decline in the value of monthly transactions the RBI data showed Now see this in the backdrop of data on currency with public This figure stood at Rs 1063 lakh crore as on 17 February increasing by Rs 83230 crore in the fortnight or jumping by 85 percent As on 11 November just immediately after the demonetisation announcement the currency with public was Rs 1526 lakh crore After Modi’s sudden announcement on 8 November the first day people could go to banks to deposit their cash in invalidated old currencies that constituted 86 percent of the total cash in circulation was 10 November As on 25 November the currency with public declined to just Rs 91 lakh crore and this figure further fell to Rs 78 lakh crore as on 9 December From this point till 17 February there has been an increase of 3618 percent in the amount of currency with the public What does this mean The only reason why currency with public declined so sharply post-demonetisation was simply due to the reason that there was no cash available not because people said goodbye to cash and embraced digital transactions There weren’t any options available At the first opportunity to lay their hands on hard cash they did so thus resulting in a spike in cash holdings with the public It was too early to conclude the sudden spike in digital transactions as a lasting trend and the right time to do so was when cash returns to the system and if people still continued with their non-cash transactions As the data shows such a shift hasn’t happened so far The notable fall in digital transactions as mentioned above is an indication that people still prefer cash over non-cash methods if given a chance It should also remind the Modi-government why the initial 400-1000 percent increase in digital transactions post demonetisation (read here) was too early a trend to conclude a major change in the society to so-called cashless economy as a result of demonetisation What does the return of cash mean for the government’s ‘cashless economy’ drive Creation of a ‘less cash’ economy can still happen over a period of several years but only if the government addresses certain core issues that is deterring the common man from using his card or mobile phone for conducting a transaction not cash Here the main reason is that cost of digital transactions is still high compared with cash transactions Walk into a small retail store they’ll warn you of additional 1-2 percent charge if the payment is made through digital mode According to a survey (read a report here) by citizen engagement platform LocalCircles out of the 8715 participants 68 percent said that majority of their transactions are now happening in cash Only 32 percent said that they still prefer non-cash methods The return to cash is primarily because of “the high transaction charges for debit or credit cards less availability of PoS terminals at shops in local markets cases of fraudulent transactions and so on” the report said The government will have to thus incentivise digital transactions in a much bigger scale to promote the shift to a cashless economy Short-term incentives and lucky draws may not do the trick The buck will finally stop at the government as banks will not be willing to take the hit nor the payment service provider Secondly there needs to be a proper legal framework to support digital payments and compensate in the event of the any losses/frauds As of now this is absent and this area is largely kept under the ambit of Information Technology Act In such a situation the customer is left helpless in case there is a major loss on digital payments As this Business Standard report points out experts have cautioned on a digital payment revolution without adequate framework Third one of the major concerns in the journey to cashless economy is the exclusion of poor Majority of India still don’t have access to internet and smartphones Nearly 950 million Indians still do not have an Internet connection according to a joint study done by Assocham-Deloitte But the government’s push on this front through instruments such as United Payment Interface (UPI) can help Post demonetisation even when the overall digital transactions registered a fall transactions through the UPI (Unified Payment Interface) appeared to be increasing In December UPI transactions were at 20 lakh which increased to 4153 lakh in January It further rose to 4156 lakh in February This is an encouraging sign To sum up return of cash post-remonetisation isn’t a surprising trend One can safely assume that the after note ban spike in digital transactions was mostly due to lack of an alternative option When cash returned people went back to their old ways More importantly cash is what Indians are used to for long (about 70 percent of economy operates in cash) It will take time and a roadmap based on incentives and infrastructure to make that big shift happen There are no short cuts New Delhi: On the second anniversary of theNarendra Modi government BJP President Amit Shah on Thursdaysaidit has established "new benchmarks for development andprogress" and "redefined the idea of governance and delivery" BJP President Amit Shah PTI "PM Narendra Moldi’s vision for #TransformingIndia andthe exceptional work of the government has redefined the ideaof governance and delivery?people friendly and corruption free Government, Talking about the celebrations after what is so far being talked about as the match of the tournament,” Bravo said. However, Match referees will get Rs 15000 per day,and his brother Milind Deora is the Member of Parliament from South Mumbai constituency ? “There is a strategy to reduce the time families have to spend in these places.

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