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Bharat Financial Inclusion (BFIL) and IndusInd Bank will be watched. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has, vide its letter dated 13 March 2018, conveyed its 'no objection' for the voluntary amalgamation of BFIL with IndusInd Bank, subject to compliance with the terms and conditions specified therein. The announcement was made after market hours yesterday, 13 March 2018.
The approval of the merger by the board of directors of BFIL was intimated to the stock exchanges on 14 October 2017. The amalgamation received the approval of the Competition Commission of India on 19 December 2017.
The proposed merger still requires approval from the stock exchanges/Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the National Company Law Tribunal, the respective shareholders and creditors of BFIL and IndusInd Bank and other applicable statutory and regulatory approvals.
Punjab National Bank (PNB) will be watched. With respect to news titled, "CBI to Special Court: Fraud amount by Gitanjali group companies increases by Rs.942.18 crs; Total amount of fraud in PNB case now stands at over Rs.13,600 crs; CBI also adds Section 409(IPC), Criminal breach of trust in FIR," PNB issued a clarification after market hours yesterday, 13 March 2018.
PNB clarified that the amount of Rs 942 crore were the regular limits sanctioned to Geetanjali Group under consortium lending, and were standard credit exposure at the time of detection of the fraud. Now, this exposure is being added to the existing fraudulent amount. This amount has nothing to do with any new fraudulent letters of undertakings (LoUs)/letters of comfort (LoCs).
IT major TCS will be in spotlight. Tata Sons sold 3.12 crore shares, or 1.63% equity, of TCS in two separate bulk deals on NSE yesterday, 13 March 2018. Tata Sons offloaded 2.05 crore shares at Rs 2,876.46 each. Another 1.06 crore shares were sold at Rs 2,872.19 each. As on 31 December 2017, Tata Sons held 73.52% stake in TCS.
Shoppers Stop said it has closed its HomeStop store at LEPL Icon Mall, Vijayawada, due to lower than expected business and its low profitability. The sale from this store for the last financial year was Rs 3.18 crore, which is 0.08% of the turnover of the company. With the closure of this store, the company has now 14 HomeStop stores under its operations. The announcement was made after market hours yesterday, 13 March 2018.
Usha Martin issued a clarification to the stock exchanges with respect to media news article captioned "Enforcement Directorate, SFIO waded into Rs 54-bn loans to Usha Martin group". The company said it has not been contacted by either SFIO or Enforcement Directorate in respect of any investigation into the loans granted to the company by its lenders and therefore, to the best of its knowledge and understanding no such investigation is going on. The announcement was made after market hours yesterday, 13 March 2018.
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