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PSBs gain on Rs 48,239 crore capital boost; Corporation Bank rallies 20%

Nifty PSU Bank index, the largest gainer among sectoral indices, was up nearly 1 per cent at 2,768 points, as compared to a marginal 0.01 per cent decline in the benchmark Nifty 50 index at 09:20 am.

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 

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Shares of public sector banks (PSBs) have rallied by up to 20 per cent on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday, after the Union government on Wednesday approved a capital infusion of Rs 48,239 crore into 12 PSBs.

The largest chunk of money is flowing into and to help them come out of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) prompt corrective action (PCA) framework.

Following the news, has rallied 20 per cent to Rs 30.20 apiece, while surged 10 per cent to Rs 48.60 apiece on the in early morning trade.

Central Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and State Bank of India (SBI) were up in the range of 1 to 6 per cent on the

At 09:20 am; PSU Bank index, the largest gainer among sectoral indices, was up nearly 1 per cent at 2,768 points, as compared to a marginal 0.01 per cent decline in the benchmark 50 index at 10,734 points. Bank and Nifty Private Bank index were up 0.20 per cent each.

Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar said the capital allocation had been done to equip better-performing PSBs to stay above the PCA triggers and ensure the minimum regulatory capital for all PCA banks, among other objectives. The recapitalisation will be in the form of bonds. With the latest round, the government has so far pumped Rs 1.89 trillion into PSBs since it announced the recapitalisation plan in October 2017. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL REPORT


First Published: Thu, February 21 2019. 09:31 IST
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