Mumbai : International rating agency Fitch said the level of stressed loans of domestic banks, including restructured debt, may continue to rise and reach 15 % by the end of this financial year from over 10 % in 2013-14. Stressed assets, which include gross non-performing assets and restructured debt, stood at 10.2 % as of September.  The reasons cited for the worsening asset quality include slackening economic growth, intervention by the judiciary, delays in project approvals leading to a sense of ‘policy paralysis’ and high interest rates.

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