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Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2005-05 — Towards greater stability and growth
The RBI's latest Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India describes, with greater clarity than its previous editions, the achievements and weaknesses in the banking system. Ranging from non-food credit and parameters such as the credit-GDP ra tio, and agricultural lending, to the policy on NBFCs, the Report testifies to the significant advances made by the financial system in its twin objectives of stability and growth, says S. Venkitaramanan. More

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


Money in the rules
Following rules saves you trouble. Banks too see the wisdom of following norms such as those specified under Basel-II and Sarbanes Oxley, though it means massive investments in IT. eWorld sounds out tech companies on the `compliance' opportun ity. More

HOUSING FINANCE


UTI Bank Gruha Utsav in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD: UTI Bank Ltd, hosted a three-day property show-cum-housing mela in Hyderabad titled UTI Bank Gruha Utsav at Jaya Gardens between December 2-4. Apart from showcasing some of the premier construction companies and their ... More

GENERAL INSURANCE


Crop cover: Satellite images to assess claim payouts
REMOTE sensing technology has now made its way to crop insurance. The Agriculture Insurance Company (AIC) will, for the first time in India, be using satellite images to capture crop vigor (biomass) and assess claim payouts to farmers. Mr ... More

`Ambattur SSIs may be caught without flood insurance'
QUITE a few entrepreneurs in the small-scale sector could be caught without benefit of insurance because they are not covered for floods, according to Mr Shashidar Rao, President, Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufacturers Association. Damage ... More

DEBT MARKET


Bonds remain firm on softening crude rates
BONDS remained steady last week powered by a liquidity build-up and softening oil prices in the international market. Bankers said that what had prevented bonds from rising was the large foreign currency purchases by oil companies. Traders ... More

NON-PERFORMING ASSETS


Banks gear up to curb education loan defaults — Notations on mark sheets, bar-coding passports likely
PLANNING to get an education loan from a public sector bank? Be prepared to hand over your original mark-sheet to the lender or to have your passport embossed with a bar code that could help lenders track you down if you default on ... More



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Top Stories
Panel for exempting contribution to superannuation funds from FBT


For Railways, steel may indeed be worth its weight

Bonds remain firm on softening crude rates

Tax experts want wider scope for quoting PAN to check evasion

`Releasing ads thru DAVP not in PSUs' interest'

Crop cover: Satellite images to assess claim payouts

`Growth story for paints is here'— Booming economy drives domestic market to the fore

In Focus

FDI in retail sector
Indian Aviation: Sky is the limit
India Inc's bonus bonanza
Sethusamudram Canal Project
India Inc's overseas acquisition
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In Depth

Gender Justice
Simple Economics
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Looking back
Nov. 27-Dec. 3
LIC `group cover' business up 9 pc despite FBT

LIC welcomes FDI in insurance biz

Bank credit up by Rs 15, 832 crore

Discounts on NPA take-outs falling

Canara Bank open to M&As

Time to take a leaf out of China's books

Hefty flood claims, higher reinsurance rates — Private insurers set to hike tariffs

`Consumer finance a major growth area'

Passport not must to encash forex up to $500

Eyes stake in Allahabad Bank-promoted venture — Karnataka Bank gears for insurance foray

BSE scores over NSE in ICICI Bank issue

Toyota offers 1% interest on loans for Innova buyers


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