Tag Archives: Finance

Finance Ministry expects remaining four banks to be out of PCA framework this fiscal

New Delhi: The finance ministry expects the remaining four public sector lenders to be out of the RBI’s prompt corrective action (PCA) framework with the recent round of capital infusion. Currently, Indian Overseas BankNSE -0.96 % (IOB), Central Bank of India, UCO Bank and United Bank of India are under this framework which puts several restrictions on them, including on lending, management compensation ... Read More »

Weekly Tactical Pick | LIC Housing Finance

This week’s tactical pick is LIC Housing Finance (current market price: Rs 412). With loan portfolio of around Rs 1,98,000 crore, LIC Housing Finance (LICHF), the second-largest housing finance company (HFC),  is one of the very few housing NBFCs that have managed to keep its head above water in the aftermath of the liquidity crisis that engulfed non-banks, especially HFCs, since September ... Read More »

Share market update: Nifty Financial Services index up; Indiabulls Housing Finance rises 3%

NEW DELHI: The Nifty Financial Services index was up with its components trading higher in Monday’s afternoon session. The Nifty Financial Services index was trading 1.62 per cent up at 12,275.90 around 11:56 am. Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (up 5.05 per cent) , Indiabulls Housing Finance (up 3.61 per cent) , Edelweiss Financial ServicesNSE 6.25 % (up 3.56 per ... Read More »

Nirmala Sitharaman press conference: Finance Minister touches on pain points plaguing economy

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is addressing a press conference amid concerns over the on-going economic slowdown in the country. This development came after Moody’s Investors Service on Friday cut India’s GDP growth forecast for 2019 calendar year to 6.2 per cent from the previous estimation of 6.8 per cent. For 2020 calendar year, it reduced the estimate by a ... Read More »

Jana Small Finance Bank receives Scheduled Bank status from RBI

The Bengaluru-headquartered bank, established as a financial services company in 2009, said it presently operates 260 branches and 338 asset centres serving over 5.5 million customers in different states. Jana Small Finance Bank Ltd announced on Thursday it has got the status of a Scheduled Bank from RBI. The Bengaluru-headquartered bank, established as a financial services company in 2009, said it ... Read More »

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Q1 net jumps two-fold to Rs 94 cr

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (SFB) on Friday reported more than two-fold jump in its net profit at Rs 94.4 crore in the first quarter ended June 2019, helped by healthy growth in advances and improvement on stressed assets front. The bank had posted a net profit of Rs 46.10 crore during the corresponding April-June quarter of the previous fiscal ended March ... Read More »

Buy Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company, target Rs 300: ICICI Securities

ICICI SecuritiesNSE -1.35 % has upgraded Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Company to ‘buy’ from ‘add’, with a target price of Rs 300. Shares of Cholamandalam Investment traded at Rs 265.25 around 11:55 am on 1 August, 2019. The brokerage has set a one-year horizon for the stock to hit the target price. Investment rationale by the brokerage: Company Summary NSE BSE ... Read More »

Family finance: Why salaried Prashanth and Sushma need to increase investment in equity

Prashanth and Sushma stay with their three-year-old child in Kallige, Karnataka. They are both engineers and get a combined monthly salary of Rs 1 lakh. They have a house worth Rs 60 lakh and are repaying a Rs 2 lakh home loan with an EMI of Rs 9,000. After considering household expenses, EMI, insurance and investment, they are left with a surplus ... Read More »

Why top finance officer had to go

Former finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg played a key role in the Budget for 2019-20. The late night order by the appointments committee of the Cabinet on July 24 shifted, shuffled or promoted 24 babus, but none caught attention as much as Union Finance Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg’s surprise exit. The announcement of the transfer of Garg to the decidedly ... Read More »

World Bank ready to finance other projects in Andhra Pradesh: Official

The World Bank has apprised the Andhra Pradesh government of its readiness to finance other projects in the state in spite of its refusal to a $300 million Amaravati project, an official said. World Bank officials communicated this to the state government after the  $300 million loan proposal for Amaravati was dropped at the behest of the Centre, a top ... Read More »