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Monetary Policy: Reforms hold the key

Jan 28, 2014

Equitymaster describes the Third quarter monetary policy review

Are Indian banks 'BRIC' solid?

Mar 30, 2010

Equitymaster evaluates whether Indian banks are as financially sound as their peers in BRIC nations.

Key banking ratios-II: PSUs vs private

Mar 18, 2010

In this article, Equitymaster compares some of the key ratios of leading public and private sector banks in India, and how the same have changed over the past five years.

Banks: Performance review

Dec 29, 2004

At the dusk of 2004, as the stock market touches dizzy heights, delights investors and sends across a positive vibe, we take a review of the performance of one of the sectors, that has been a ‘favorite’ amongst investors – banking.

Bank IPOs: An investing checklist

Oct 1, 2003

The primary market (IPO) for equities seems to be witnessing a revival of sorts with the stock markets going through a bullish phase. While this is a general behaviour that is observed in periods of bullish stock markets, we would like investors to be cautious regarding the decisions (in terms of IPOs) they take. This is because companies in order to take advantage of the positive sentiment sometimes take retail investors for a ride, and hence investors need to be extra careful regarding the sam

“Housing sector, particularly, for another 25 years looks attractive to me…”

Sep 22, 2003

Mr. P. S. Shenoy is a CAIIB and possesses the rich 35 years of banking experience. Mr. Shenoy started his career with Bank of India (BoI) as an officer in April 1966 and rose through the ranks to head BoI’s operations at Hong Kong and New York. He was with BoI till 1998 and his long experience includes heading operations in international division, finance and group strategy covering, planning, treasury and monitoring of subsidiaries.
Currently Mr. Shenoy is the Chairman and Managing Dire

BOI: A long way to go

Aug 7, 2003

Bank of India, one of the largest public sector banks in the country, reported a 15% YoY rise in net profits on the back of a marginal (2%) rise in topline for the quarter ending June 2003. While topline growth was subdued, bottomline grew significantly due to falling interest expenses and rise in other income. Higher other income was seemingly due to healthy treasury gains from sale of investments.

BOI: NPA concerns remain

Apr 30, 2003

Bank of India, has reported a significant jump in its profits both for 4QFY03 as well as FY03. While topline growth has been subdued bottomline has grown significantly due to improving operating margins as well as strong rise in other income, seemingly due to healthy treasury gains from sale of investments. Net profits for 4QFY03 have grown by 188%, while for FY03 it stood at 67% YoY. Topline growth stood at 6% for FY03.

Banking: Changing credit trends

Apr 12, 2003

Banks have had a good FY03, not only in terms of profitability alone but also from key policy announcements that will change the shape of things to come. Bank credit growth too has been strong this year. We take a look at the reasons for this growth and what can be expected on the credit off-take front going forward.

Bank NPAs: PSUs lead provisioning

Mar 24, 2003

Non Performing Assets (NPAs) are a measure of the quality of assets of a bank. The ratio of Net NPAs to net advances assumes a very large importance in judging the bank’s ability to manage the quality of its assets. In this respect Indian banks have shown a mixed trend over the years.

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