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Bank credit up 10.39% y-o-y at Rs 64,53,394 cr

In the previous fortnight, banks' credit had grown at 10.38%, while deposits increased by 11.77%

Daring to dream big

Meet the individuals who've applied for a small finance bank or payments bank licence

Govt to infuse Rs 1,300 crore in EXIM Bank

Loan book to increase by Rs 13,000 cr; total portfolio of projects supported by Bank is currently Rs 1,80,000 cr

State Bank of Travancore in need of Rs 3,000 cr capital by March 2019

SBI, which holds 79 per cent stakein SBT, has been infusing capital at regular intervals

RBI's forex reserves climb to all-time high of $ 338.08 bn

During the week gold reserves remained unchanged at $ 20.18 billion

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Govt faces potential clashes with RBI over who decides rates

While both sides have agreed to set up Monetary Policy Committee, the two sides disagree on composition of the panel

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 ...

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New 10-year bond set to bring down borrowing costs for India Inc

Auction of new bond likely as early as April

Rupee inches-up to 62.24 vs dollar in late morning trade

A higher opening in the domestic equity market and lower dollar overseas edged up the rupee

Rupee recovers 5 paise against dollar in early trade

Selling of the American currency by exporters helped the rupee

Rupee slips 33 paise to 1-week low after Rajan's currency comment

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan commented that an excessively strong rupee is undesirable

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RBI cuts rate, banks set to follow suit

Markets expect more follow-up action by RBI, as inflation is likely to remain low

'Budget will help India become a power house in the world'

RBI Governor says: 'I don't think we ever do anything in our regulatory framing without the full consent of the govt and I presume it will be ...

Low rate to help revive stalled projects, says India Inc

CEOs say RBI's rate cut will boost demand for home and auto loans

Rajan action cheered at FinMin

MoS sees room for more cuts, CEA says rating agencies need to take cue

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RBI's monetary response

Questions over the magnitude of the rate cut

Picking winners

How to efficiently recapitalise public sector banks

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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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Instrument 05/03/2015 1 year ago
Call Rate 6.75 8.50
5 yrs GSec 7.75 8.94
10 yrs GSec 7.69 8.84
Bank rate 8.75 9.00
PLR 11.00/15.75 11.00/15.75
Deposit rate 8.00/8.75 8.00/9.10