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The way forward for 'plastic money'...

Dec 5, 2011

Equitymaster discusses how India's retail revolution cannot succeed without a move to plastic

Banks: Enroute to consolidation

Dec 24, 2004

It is inevitable! In the Indian banking scenario, consolidation is the next step for evolution.

Centurion - Andhra Bank: Wedding bells?

Sep 9, 2002

Over the last one year, Centurion Bank has hogged the limelight as a takeover target. Only recently, Indusind Bank was believed to be a front runner in acquiring a controlling stake in the bank. However, Indusind Bank has finally opted out and Andhra Bank is moving in to take over this private sector bank.

J&K Bank: Strong 3Q performance

Jan 11, 2002

The third quarter earnings season for the banking sector started on a positive note with encouraging financial performance from Jammu & Kashmir Bank (JKB). The bank recorded a 41% rise in earnings and 27% growth in interest income for the nine months ended December 2001.

Bank of Punjab: A dividend play

Jun 27, 2001

Bank of Punjab (BOP), a new private sector bank, declared a marginal 5% rise in profits on the back of a huge 57% jump in provisioning amount in FY01. The bank's topline however grew sharply by 30%.

Indusind Bank: The growth continues

Jul 19, 2000

Indusind Bank has clocked a YoY 36% rise in its net profits in the 1QFY01 to Rs 341 m. Due to less than proportionate increase in the interest expenditure, the bank's operating margins grew to 25.9% in 1QFY01 (22.3% in 1QFY00).

IndusInd Bank reports 52% rise in profits for FY2000

May 4, 2000

IndusInd bank has reported 52% rise in net profits to Rs 561 m for FY2000 over the previous year.

ICICI Bank- Corporation Bank, possible future merger ?

Mar 16, 2000

ICICI Bank has entered into a strategic alliance with Corporation Bank. Through this alliance ICICI Bank will provide Corporation Bank with technology edge and in return get to use Corporation Bank's large customer base via their widespread branch network.

Bank while you speak - ICICI Bank

Mar 15, 2000

ICICI Bank has launched mobile commerce (m-commerce) services for its customers. In Mumbai they have tied up with Orange and in Delhi with Airtel, the respective cellular service providers.

ICICI Bank to use ADS inflow for buyouts

Feb 14, 2000

ICICI Bank has stated that it will use the proceeds from the issue of American Depository Shares (ADS) to buyout banks in India. The other purpose listed for the issue is to meet future growth requirements. ICICI Bank is raising US$ 125 m by issuing ADS.

IndusInd Bank reports a net increase of 33.9%

Jan 17, 2000

IndusInd Bank's 3Q profit before provisions & contingencies has gone up by 95.3% but its profit after contingencies is up by only 33.9% due to higher non-performing assets and tax.

HDFC Bank identifies takeovers and e-commerce

Dec 11, 1999

Fresh from its successful acquisition of TimesBank, the management of HDFC Bank may acquire more private banks, in a bid to increase market share rapidly. It is also planning an e-commerce foray.

IndusInd posts 193% jump in net

Oct 30, 1999

IndiusInd Bank has posted a 193% jump in net during the quarter ended 30th September 1999. The bank has benefited from lower expenditure and depreciation costs.

Public sector banks are a drag on productivity

Oct 4, 1999

According to a study, undertaken by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), of 21 nationalised banks, at least 22.3% of the staff in these banks is redundant. The study includes the State Bank of India, India's largest bank. For the purpose of calculating the extent of over-staffing, FICCI assumed a benchmark or Rs 12.5 m Business per employee (BpE).


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