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Changing trends in bank credit, post demonetisation

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BusinessLine One of the more unusual features of the Indian economy relates to the banking sector, with bad loans of commercial banks becoming a serious problem even at relatively low aggregate credit to GDP ratios by international standards. Even at the peak ... More »

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Over-the-top bonuses to our bank honchos

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BusinessLine The recalling of a bonus of ₹1.44 crore paid to the co-founder and former MD and CEO, YES Bank for the two-year period, 2014-16, speaks about the standards of corporate governance in the private bank. Its scrip lost value, eroding wealth of its st... More »

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All you want to know about…India Post Payment Bank

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BusinessLine The friendly post-man bicycling his way into the by-lanes of the remotest villages was probably the most awaited person 40 years ago when he was villagers’ only link to the rest of the world. While the Indian postal service could be increasingly g... More »

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All you wanted to know about…Bad bank

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BusinessLine How do you restore faith in a country’s financial system when large chunks of its bank loans are turning bad? After going around in circles, policy-makers often come back to just one idea: set up a bad bank. In India, with accumulated bad loans so... More »

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ICICI Bank has failed the corporate governance test

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BusinessLine Motu was hunched over the daily newspaper when Chotu walked into the room. Kya haal hai, Motabhai? You seem to be reading something seriously for a change, food review? This is food for thought, Chotu. Wow, big words, but what’s the thought Motu? ... More »

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Nirav, bank losses and capital adequacy

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BusinessLine Dropping by at Pappu’s chai ka tela after his morning walk, Chotu found Motu hurriedly withdrawing many pink notes at the ATM. Arrey bhai, he asked, itna cash? Plan to open a Swiss bank account? This made Motu go beetroot red. Chotabhai, how can y... More »

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Bank charges hurt – Business Line

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BusinessLine   “It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk,” German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht once said. This seems to hold good in the context of the increasing transaction charges levied by banks in India. Banks, both i... More »

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Can we bank on our banks?

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BusinessLine The Government must clear concerns around the FRDI Bill To say that there is panic among retirees, pensioners and those dependant on interest earned from fixed deposits would be an understatement. Call it an occupational hazard of working in a bus... More »