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  • Sensex, Nifty retract in early trade in line with Asian markets

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex drifted lower by nearly 166 points and the NSE Nifty slipped below the 11,500-level in the opening session Friday due to intense selling mainly in banking, power and healthcare shares amid weak Asian cues.

  • LIC board to meet tomorrow to decide IDBI Bank stake hike plan

    New Delhi: The LIC board will meet Tuesday to decide on the modalities for increasing stake in debt-ridden IDBI Bank to 51 per cent, a move that will provide the insurance behemoth entry into the banking space.

  • Sensex hits historic 38,000 mark; Nifty tops 11,495

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex hit the 38,000 level for the first time today on widespread buying in banking, energy and PSU stocks amid unabated inflows by domestic and foreign institutional investors.

  • Sensex falls over 200 points, Nifty slips below 11,300

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex dropped over 200 points to 37,373.08 today on heavy selling in metal, auto, banking, capital and realty stocks amid sustained capital outflows by foreign funds after the RBI yesterday hiked repo rate rate for the second time in two months.

  • Sensex opens 142 points higher, Nifty turn volatile; midcap stocks crack

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex turned volatile after opening on a positive note in early trade today amid weakness in banking, pharma, metals, realty and IT stocks. The 30-share index was trading flat at 36,373.23 after beginning the session 142.14 points higher. The index had lost 146.52 points in the previous session.

  • Sensex down 102 points in cautious trade

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex slipped below the key 35,000-mark in early trade today following losses in banking, power, realty and capital goods stocks. Investors are cautious ahead of RBI’s policy decision due tomorrow, brokers said.

  • 10 Marketing Trends the Banking Industry Can’t Ignore

    The world of financial services is changing in ways that are more dramatic than we would have imagined even five years ago. Inspired by Apple stores and other similar outlets, banks are using smart technology to remodel their branches into smarter retail-like outlets. On the other hand, small retail shops are increasingly equipping themselves to provide a wide range of financial services from opening bank accounts to issuing insurance policies using high-tech handheld devices.

  • Sensex surges 611 points on firm global relief rally

    Mumbai : The BSE Sensex on Monday jumped 611 points, its biggest single-day gain in two years, in line with a global rally after the latest US jobs report assuaged fears around inflation and faster rate hikes.

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    Banking frauds and eroding public trust

    On top of disgust with outright fraud is also the feeling of injustice and unfairness. Small borrowers and farmers are hounded for repayment while the big fish get away. So the need to restore trust is not only for reasons of efficiency but also to remove the perception that the system is unfairly tilted to favour the rich and mighty.

  • Key Indian equity indices open on higher note

    Mumbai: Key Indian equity indices on Friday opened on a higher note with healthy buying in metals, consumer durables, banking and auto stocks. Around 9.17 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) rose by 36.85 points or 0.35 per cent to trade at 10,419.55 points.

  • Future of banking is here

    Mumbai: It’s time to talk banking— analysing the past, understanding the present and trying to shape the future, at Bankers’ Conclave 2018, in MIT-SOB (the acronym for MIT’s School of Business), Pune, which is to be held on January 24. The conference will have two sessions— Future of Banking and Future of Microfinance & E-Payments.

  • Indore: No write-offs, recovery from big giants must: Venkatachalam

    Indore: Rs 110 lakh crore that belongs to the hard earn money of common depositors of the banks, is under serious threat due to mounting amount of bad loans or non-performing assets (NPA). If the restructured loans are added, total NPA will go beyond Rs 15 lakh crore. This can be checked only when central government comes out with stringent measures against the big corporate defaulters, said general secretary of Federation of

  • Sensex slips from record level, down 97 points

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex fell by over 97 points in early trade today, retreating from its record highs, on profit booking in metal, oil & gas, banking, teck and PSU stocks after a recent rally.

  • Bhopal: Suggestions and complaints pour in as CM chats with SHG members

    Bhopal: Assuring all possible help to the self-help group entrepreneurs, the chief minister said that the government will look into all issues pertaining to banking, production and sale. Addressing the state level SHG, training and orientation programme at CM house here on Monday, Shivraj Singh Chouhan asked them speak about their problems and also told them to come up with suggestions to enable government to design a robust policy for them.

  • Note ban has little impact on increments in FY17: Survey

    New Delhi : Demonetisation did not impact this year’s increments in spite of all speculations to the contrary as companies doled out as much as 20 per cent to key talent in the appraisal process, finds out a survey.Post November 2016, air was rife with speculation about the cash recall’s impact on the hiring landscape and it was felt that the job market would be highly affected.

  • Enlightening MSMEs on new era financing

    Although the Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) form the backbone of the national economy, the sector is facing many challenges. Smooth flow of capital will be a big boost to their path of progress…

  • Bhopal: Govt banking on Sri Lanka for building Sita Mata temple

    Bhopal: It was way back in 2010 that chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, during his visit to Sri Lanka, had announced a contribution of Rs 1 crore from the state government for construction of Sita Mata temple in the island nation. Seven years down the line, nothing has been done in that direction. The government is now even ready to foot the entire bill for the construction of the temple but to

  • Indore: ‘Bright future for technology banking in the country’

    Indore: Digitalization in banking sector is at nascent stage but people’s response to it is quite encouraging. So, in near future, mobile and net banking, two components of technology banking, would lead the banking transactions. This step will help both banks and customers, said Girish C Dalakoti, Deputy General Manager and Regional Head of Vijaya Bank. Dalakoti joined Vijaya Bank as Probationary Officer in 1988 at Mattur in Karnataka. Subsequently he was

  • Resolving the bad loans challenge…

    Cabinet approved promulgation of an ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act, specifically section 35A in a move towards resolution of the NPA crisis facing public sector banks. Indian banks are suffering from stressed assets and incurred considerable losses due to mounting bad loans. Banks pressurized under stressed assets are not able to perform their banking functions of lending effectively. The credit growth of the banking sector has exhibited a reduction partly due to