MONEY & BANKING
Legislation likely to be passed in winter session Pvt pension funds may launch new products by end-2005
PRIVATE pension fund mangers hope to launch their products in the country by December 2005. This is based on indications that the legislation for setting up the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) would be passed in the ...
Rupee firmer; bonds decline
MUMBAI: The rupee closed on Monday at 45.635/645 against the dollar, as against its previous close of 45.73 per dollar on Thursday. Dealers said the domestic currency touched its four-month high on Monday. The rupee had witnessed a level ...
Bank stocks dip on fears of upward rate bias
BANK stocks witnessed across the board selling on Monday's trading on fears that the Reserve Bank of India might signal an upward bias in the interest rates in the credit policy to be announced on Tuesday, brokers said. The BSE Bankex, fell ...
HDFC Q2 net up 22 pc at Rs 248 cr
AN increase in housing loans business and maintenance of interest spread has helped HDFC report 22 per cent increase in net profit for the second quarter of the current fiscal. Net stood at Rs 248.13 crore against Rs 203.24 crore during the ...
Vijaya Bank Q2 net declines 26 per cent
VIJAYA Bank, reported second quarter profits of Rs 71.43 crore, lower by 25.5 per cent against Rs 95.89 crore in the corresponding period of July-September 2003. Total income during the quarter was Rs 592.83 crore down from Rs 631.67 crore in the ...
TCS is tech partner for Indian Bank
INDIAN Bank has appointed Tata Consultancy Services as its technology partner to implement a core banking solution (CBS) in the bank. TCS will implement the CBS (an integrated, enterprise-wide platform for all banking requirements) from the ...
Plea to place NBFCs under DRT purview
THE Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) has urged the Finance Ministry to place non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) under the jurisdiction of the debt recovery tribunals (DRTs). In a statement, the chamber ...
HDFC to float real estate venture funds
THE Board of Directors of Housing Development Finance Corporation has approved the entry of HDFC into the real estate venture funds business and has given its nod for setting up two companies. HDFC Venture Capital Ltd will undertake the ...
Big-time share deals Ministry asks RBI to explore `prior approval' for private banks
THE Ministry of Finance wants the Reserve Bank of India to hop back one step in clearing big-time share transactions in private sector banks. The Ministry has asked the RBI to explore the possibility of according prior approval to share deals ...
LVB offer for festive season
PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS
PNB gets nod for 2nd public issue
PUNJAB National Bank has obtained the Union Government's approval for its `follow-on public offer' slated to hit the markets by the end of this fiscal. The bank will file an application with the Securities and Exchange Board of India within a ...
SIDBI launches venture fund for SMEs
THE Small Industries Development Bank of India has launched the SME growth fund, a venture capital fund with a corpus of Rs 500 crore, dedicated to the SME sector. The fund has an eight-year tenor and has been established with the objective of ...
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
UCO Bank looking at merger options
UCO Bank is seeking to merge with a bank that has a presence in southern and western parts of India. The bank has asked consultancy firm AT Kearney to carry out a preliminary study to perform a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) ...
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