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RBL Bank firms up plan to rapidly expand credit card base

To offer cards to individuals with no prior relationship with the bank

To clamp down on illicit schemes; not wary of litigations: Sinha

Determined to clamp down on ponzi and other such schemes with enhanced powers

RBL Bank firms up plan to rapidly expand credit card base

To offer cards to individuals with no prior relationship with the bank

RBI can cut policy rates even if Fed hikes: BofA-ML

Rates could be cut by 75-100 basis points starting early 2015

Insurers make unclaimed money info easier to access

Turn to social media, credit bureaus to contact customers who cannot be tracked; push NEFT-based transactions to reduce idle cash left unclaimed

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Sudhir Kumar Jain

Can public sectors banks clean up the rot within?

Bogged down by inefficient boards, public sector banks have got mired in mounting bad loans and rising corruption. The arrest of the Syndicate ...

Why capping own ATM usage is not a good idea

Instead of encouraging customers to adopt technology, RBI's latest move may mean more crowding at bank branches

NPAs of PSBs could rise on tighter asset sale norms

Restructured assets of SBI, Canara Bank, BoI could rise as they have been aggressive in selling bad loans

Bandhan, India's newest bank, takes shape

As it prepares for a transformation from a microfinance institution to a bank, Bandhan plans to stick to its Grameen model, creating a unique ...

Mobile banking: Govt banks fail to tap the cost advantage

Most govt banks apart from SBI have failed to excite their huge customer base on the benefits of mobile banking

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RBI's foreign exchange reserves fall by $810.7 mn

Foreign currency assets, a key component of reserves fell by $783 mn to $291.32 bn

Rupee weakens, but sentiment strong a year after record lows

The rupee edged higher by 0.08% in August, snapping a two-month falling trend

Rupee trades marginally lower on month-end dollar demand

Most Asian currencies are trading stronger against the dollar

Indian firms might raise $13-14 billion through global bonds in 2014, says Moody's

Says an improved economic outlook for the country has increased investor appetite for Indian credits

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RBI may cut rates by 75-100 bps starting early 2015: BofA

Says it expects a rate cut even if the US Fed hike rates

Inflation targeting: Rajan's stance risks stand-off with govt

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has set himself a target of lowering consumer inflation and is even ready to raise rates to ...

RBI signal in policy review: Forget rate cut this year

Inflation-wary Rajan maintains pause on repo rate; 50-bp SLR cut to release Rs 40,000 cr

RBI monetary policy: Save now to spend later

Deposit rates will come down before lending rates

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Lure of lucre

Public-sector banks need robust rewards and penalties

Fixing asset reconstruction processes

Are distressed assets being dealt with effectively?

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Rajiv Lall

Rajiv Lall: 'Minimum government, maximum governance' in public sector banks
Rajiv Lall

The Bharatiya Janata Party regime will have to make good on this election slogan to restore state-owned banks to health

Jaimini Bhagwati

Jaimini Bhagwati: BRICS and the coming crash
Jaimini Bhagwati

In the event of major capital outflows from India, a BRICS Bank and reserves-sharing agreement would be a big help

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