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Govt gives Ranjan Dhawan additional charge of MD of BoB

Dhawan has been entrusted the additional charge for a period of three months

Government rejects Bank of India's QIP proposal

Cites low valuation, asks bank to wait for opportune time; BoI not in list of fresh capital recipients

Yes Bank to raise $100 million from IFC for green bond, women-owned SMEs

The $50 mn bonds will provide long-term finance for renewable energy projects

Don't harass pensioners, govt tells banks

Banks have been directed to not insist that retired government employees be physically present for giving life certificates for continuation of ...

Q3 bank credit growth down to 10%

Public sector banks together accounted for 73.3% share in aggregate deposits and 71.2% share in gross bank credit,

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Two years of TS Vijayan: The policyholder's man

The message from the regulator is clear: The policyholder is the king

Meet the Small Finance Bank and Payments Banks' aspirants

From a newspaper editor to former bankers and Tech CFOs, the individual applicants for the banks are a bunch of enthusiastic investors who want ...

Insuring against a disconnect

Fighting low penetration, life insurers try long-format ads and the same tender bond to advertise

Nearly every Indian household has a bank account

Jan Dhan data suggest all but 23,000 households in India have access to banking services, but a large proportion of inoperative accounts and ...

Is life insurance penetration low in India?

"Tea demand continues to be robust, with per capita consumption growing from 690g per person in 2006 to 750g per person in 2013," says a Tea ...

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Bonds fall; Budget raises doubts about pace of rate cuts

Traders say looser fiscal deficit targets could persuade RBI to be more cautious

Need to bring offshore rupee derivatives market onshore: RBI

Average daily foreign exchange market turnover has risen from $16 bn in 2005-06 to nearly $55 bn in 2014-15

Forex reserves hit a new high of $334.2 bn

The foreign exchange reserves have touched a new life-time high at USD 334.193 billion, up USD 1.023 billion, in the week to February 20, on ...

Rupee retreats from 3-week high ahead of Budget

The currency slid 8 paise to end at 61.83

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Budget over, markets now look to RBI for rate cuts

Morgan Stanley expects RBI to cut rates this week, 125 bps rate cut through 2015

Repo decision: RBI went by majority view in advisory panel

After cutting repo rate by 25 bps to 7.75% on Jan 15, RBI maintained status quo on policy rates in review on Feb 3

RBI signal: Budget first, rate cuts later

Market still hopes for 50-75 bp repo rate reduction this year

It's premature to take a strong view on the new GDP numbers: Raghuram Rajan

Following are the excerpts from RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's interaction with the media after the monetary policy announcement

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Picking winners

How to efficiently recapitalise public sector banks

Planning for 'Grexit'

An orderly Greek exit from the euro has its benefits

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Gretchen Morgenson

Gretchen Morgenson: Smothered by a boom in banking
Gretchen Morgenson

Ideally, finance should propel an economy by helping create jobs and wealth for the population. But clearly, there's a point when finance sucks ...

Probir Roy & Sumita Kale

Probir Roy & Sumita Kale: Is big always best?
Probir Roy & Sumita Kale

Ideally a government should not try to shape and create markets. It should aim for minimal and efficient regulation that ensures a competitive, ...

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