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Syndicate Bank Q1 net up 7.3%

The net NPAs ratio went up to 1.88% as against 1.19% a year ago quarter

Banks allowed 5 years to cover unbanked panchayats

Odisha govt has extended time limit for opening of bank branches in 4,597 unbanked gram panchayats in state from three years to five years

6 PSU banks incurred Rs 1900cr loss on crop loan till June 2014: Govt

The scheme was started in order to provide affordable credit to farmers

Bad loans of PSU banks mounted due to economic slow down: FM

Says total gross NPA ratio has gone up to 4.03% in 2013-14

Stake dilution in govt banks to start in November: Sandhu

State Bank of India is also expected to tap the markets this year

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Central bank unlikely to ease key rates

The RBI may revert to a more hawkish stance in August versus its stance in June

HDFC-HDFC Bank merger: Who benefits?

Analysts take divergent positions on which is the better company to bet if the merger happens

Case for deferred health insurance

In the absence of such products, create your own safety nets for health care spends in future

Health policy claim can't be rejected for delay in lodging

The stipulation to lodge a claim within 30 days of discharge is not mandatory but to facilitate expeditious settlement

Is time running out for Dhanlaxmi Bank?

Jayakumar, who took charge in 2012, blames the previous management's unbridled expansion programmes for the lender's present crisis

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Rupee at 3-month low as domestic shares fall

Rally in US currency in global markets also affects rupee

Rupee tanks to 3-mnth low

Heavy dollar demand and weakness in local equities also pulled the rupee down against the Greenback

Rupee at 1-1/2 month low as state-run banks buy dollars

Dollar purchases for defence purposes also cited

Rupee rises 7 paise Vs dollar to end at over 2-week high of 60.06

Fresh dollar selling by exporters too aided the rupee rise

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Reserve Bank likely to focus on liquidity management

Tight situation since earlier policy appraisal, with high and volatile short-term rates; however, some observers also feel it might choose not ...

RBI: Three burning questions

We continue to expect RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan to hold rates on August 5. That said, three questions arise. When will the central bank cut ...

RBI seen keeping policy rate steady until Q1 2015: poll

While inflation has eased, some forecasts say it could spike again if rains are inadequate

August too early for rate cut by central bank

Amid an uncertainty over monsoon, if the central bank keeps the repo rate unchanged, it will be a third straight policy review in which it will ...

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The status quo option

RBI should maintain its inflation-fighting credibility

Making banks safer

Capital adequacy and tighter regulation are just one step forward

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Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng: China's subprime risks
Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng

Shallow capital markets and skewed interest rates have led to over-investment in a few sectors

Subir Gokarn

Subir Gokarn: Explaining expectations
Subir Gokarn

Figuring out why inflationary expectations have been so stubborn is critical for policy

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Instrument 01/08/2014 1 year ago
Call Rate 7.10 7.50
5 yrs GSec 8.44 8.72
10 yrs GSec 8.52 8.66
Bank rate 9.00 10.25
PLR 11.00/15.75 11.00/15.75
Deposit rate 8.00/9.05 7.50/9.00