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RBI working paper moots new banking structure

RBI working paper moots new banking structure

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released a discussion paper on the proposed structure of banking system in India. The paper calls for abandoning the present two-tier banking structure in favour of a four-tier banking structure, which would usher in more competition, and resilience in the

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RCap expects to reduce debt if given bank license

RCap expects to reduce debt if given bank license

The debt-to-equity ratio of Reliance Capital would decline to 0.5 from 1.7 if the company manages to get banking license from Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It may be recalled that the central bank invited application for new bank licenses from corporates, non banking finance companies and other entities earlier. Follo

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SBH chief rules out merger with SBI at present

SBH chief rules out merger with SBI at present

M Bhagavantha Rao, Managing Director of State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) ruled out the possibility of merger of the bank with State Bank of India (SBI) at the moment considering the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. It may be recalled that a separate state of Telangana has been carved out from Andhra Pradesh recently and the ensuing political situation is not cond

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Continuous licensing may boost competition in banking sector

Continuous licensing may boost competition in banking sector

In order to ensure competitiveness in the banking sector, there is a need to adopt a 'continuous authorisation' policy, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in a research paper. The paper calls for reviewing the current 'Stop and Go' licensing policy and adopt a 'continuous authorisation' policy as continuous authorisation keeps the competitive pres

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Economic growth may recover later in FY14: RBI

Economic growth may recover later in FY14: RBI

In its Annual Report 2012-13, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said the economic growth may recover later in 2013-14 if government delivers better administration, eases supply constraints and maintain stability. Economic growth in the country slipped to a decade-low level of 5 percent in 2012-13 and this year the RBI expects growth to be

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RBI, govt must introduce more steps to meet deficit

RBI, govt must introduce more steps to meet deficit

Analysts opine that the government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may require more effective measures to fight the current account deficit or balance of payments and fiscal problems. Though outward foreign investments have increased over the past few years, RBI's curbs will not mean much in actu

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RBI to issue final norms on subsidiarisation

RBI to issue final norms on subsidiarisation

Media reports indicate that the final norms on subsidiarisation of foreign banks may be issued by Reserve Bank of India soon. RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha hinted that the central bank wants foreign banks to operate as wholly-owned subsidiaries of their global parent instead of being run

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HDFC Bank hikes base rate by 0.2%

HDFC Bank hikes base rate by 0.2%

With effect from August 3, India's leading private sector lender HDFC Bank raised the base lending rate to 9.80 per cent from 9.60 per cent. The bank has reportedly raised interest rate on the back of RBI measures to contain volatility in rupee exchange rate and increase in short term deposit