Clean Slate

Hatton National Bank has become stricter in classifying its non endash performing loans, adding Rs 9 bn to the category.
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GrossrnNPLs climbed to a massive Rs. 14.3 bn up from just Rs 5.1 bn reported lastrnyear.

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In arncurious move, part of the classification came as a lquote correction to the 2001rnaccounts, which were adjusted from Rs 5.1 bn to Rs 8.7 bn without explanation.

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It was notrnclear from the annual report whether the interest component relating to thernprior year items was also included in the n