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Monetary Policy: In no hurry to cut rates!

Jun 3, 2014

Does the 0.5% cut in SLR mean that more rate cuts are around the corner?

Monetary Policy: Even the RBI is banking on election outcome!

Apr 1, 2014

Is the RBI's monetary policy stance truly status quo? Or is there something more to it?

Monetary Policy: Reforms hold the key

Jan 28, 2014

Equitymaster describes the Third quarter monetary policy review

Monetary Policy: RBI's carrot and stick approach

Oct 29, 2013

The Central Bank opts for a repo rate hike second time in a row

How cost-efficient are Indian banks?

Oct 8, 2013

Are Indian banks at par with global benchmarks in terms of cost-efficiency?

Bernanke proposes, Rajan dismisses!

Sep 20, 2013

Equitymaster shares its views on the rate hike by RBI governor Dr Rajan in his maiden monetary policy.

Will these banks yet again 'sacrifice' NIMs?

Jul 5, 2013

Rate cut coercion from the government may result in NIMs compression of banks

Is loan restructuring panacea to banks' asset quality woes?

Jun 25, 2013

Increased restructured assets have added to the worries of the banks

Monetary policy: Liquidity without rate cut

Oct 30, 2012

Equitymaster's discusses whether the RBI's latest cut in GDP growth rate (CRR) will have any meaningful impact on GDP growth rate.

SBI vs. ICICI Bank: Which is the Better Bank?

Dec 31, 2010

Equitymaster compares the key operating metrics of the country's largest banks to judge the better of the two.

The why and how of 'base rate' in Indian banking

Jun 29, 2010

Equitymaster discusses why and how will the new bank rate fits into the Indian banking scenario.

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.

Don't bank too much on these stocks

Oct 15, 2009

Equitymaster discusses the investment opportunity in Indian financial sector

Banks: Saved from the blushes?

Dec 7, 2007

While banking behemoths in the developed economies have faced a lot of flak after the subprime malady, their Indian counterparts have, so far at least, escaped from the blushes.

Banks: What's fuelling growth?

Sep 28, 2007

The fortunes of Indian banks have improved considerably over the past year and the same has been adequately visible in the underlying valuations of the stocks from the sector that have led the market rally, particularly in the past six months.

Banks: The subsidiary conundrum

Aug 31, 2007

The evolution of the banking sector in India has finally reached the stage of getting aligned to its peers in the developed world. And why not! If the regulator's (RBI's) roadmap of allowing foreign players into the sector by FY09 deserves some degree of seriousness, this seems imperative.

Banks: Impact of equity issuances

Aug 24, 2007

It has been pouring in this fiscal and will continue for some time! We are referring to the downpour of issuances in the equity markets. Besides the flurry of IPOs in the primary issuances, markets will be witness to secondary issuances including ADRs, GDRs and QIPs (qualified institutional placements).

Banking: The 'negative return' savings account...

May 25, 2007

31% of India's population has a bank account (source: RBI). The average size of a deposit account in the rural areas is about one-third the size in urban areas and ranges from about Rs 7,000 (in Andhra Pradesh) to about Rs 17,000 (in Punjab). Savings accounts (27% of total system deposits) form a major chunk of this due to its maneuverability across deposit sizes. Term deposits (60% of total system deposits), which typically enjoy the benefit of rise in interest rates, however, have been camoufl

Banking: Basel II calling…

May 4, 2007

With a view to adopting the Basel Committee framework on capital adequacy (which takes into account the elements of credit risk in various types of assets) and also to strengthen the capital base of banks, the RBI decided to introduce a risk weighted asset ratio system for banks in India as a capital adequacy measure in April 1992. Essentially, under the above system, the balance sheet and off-balance sheet exposures are assigned prescribed risk weights and banks have to maintain unimpaired mini

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