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Higher FDI limit: Insurers might attract inflows up to $3.5 bn

The Cabinet on Thursday approved the hike in FDI cap from 26 per cent to 49 per cent through the FIPB route

RBI asks promoters to choose between NBFC and bank

RBI had said it would only allow a bank to have an NBFC as a subsidiary if it undertakes certain activities such as credit cards

Sub-investment grade firms in dollar rush

Greenko, Rolta & Global Cloud Xchange lead way in tapping foreign bond market; bankers say mid-sized firms to raise $4 bn in a few months

H R Khan for banks' freedom to plan financial inclusion

Khan said RBI is committed to provide a conducive regulatory environment to ensure hassle free financial services by financial entities

RBI likely to maintain status quo in August policy: SBI chief

Says for the current fiscal, the bank has not taken a decision on how much to raise

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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

Bond yields to range trade in anticipation of Budget and monsoon: Jajoo

Government bond yields are trading near their highs of pre-election scenario, the upside risks seems to be limited

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Rupee slips from two-week highs, ends at 60.12 vs US dollar

The domestic currency also snapped its two-day upmove when it had gained 21 paise against the US currency

Rupee off day's high on month-end dollar demand

Is seen in 59.90 to 60.20 range during the day

Rupee rises; dollar demand from importers limits gains

The rupee is seen in 60.00 to 60.30 range during day

Rupee up six paise

The rupee resumed higher at 60.25 to the dollar as against the last closing level of 60.31 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) ...

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Inflation risks balanced by expected govt action

Cut in export credit refinance aimed at moving away from sector-specific windows

Foreign portfolio investors get liquidity bonanza

They can hedge up to $10 mn over and above their exposure; trading volumes set to rise further

India Inc welcomes liquidity support

Say RBI cut the SLR cut keeping economic growth in mind

FM lauds Rajan for 'balanced' policy

RBI has chosen to maintain a balance between growth and inflation while keeping the policy rates unchanged: Arun Jaitley

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Making banks safer

Capital adequacy and tighter regulation are just one step forward

Differentiating to include

Reserve Bank of India works on connecting with the unbanked

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Jamal Mecklai

Jamal Mecklai: Bring on the lederhosen
Jamal Mecklai

Back in the day when all the men were strong, all the women were good-looking and all the children were above average (with thanks to The ...

Abheek Barua

Abheek Barua: The rising vulnerability of emerging markets
Abheek Barua

Emerging markets could be affected by a combination of lower liquidity and higher dollar interest rates caused by a hike in the US Fed funds

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10-year gilt yield (%)

Banking Data

Instrument 24/07/2014 1 year ago
Call Rate 9.00 7.00
5 yrs GSec 8.42 8.65
10 yrs GSec 8.71 8.34
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