The Central Government yesterday gave the details of its Rs 800 billion recapitalisation bonds for banks through 6 maturities, and they will not disturb the market dynamics of the fixed-income paper, experts said. The Rs 800-billion recapitalisation bonds would have a tenure of 10-15 years and would carry a coupon rate in the range of 7.35-7.68%, the finance ministry said in a notification.
IDBI Bank's Q3 standalone loss narrowed down to Rs 1,524.31 crore against Rs 2,255 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. It had reported a net loss of Rs 197.84 crore in the Q2FY18. Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans stood at 24.72% at end-Dec compared with 24.98% in the previous quarter and 15.16% a year ago.
ICICI Bank today posted 32.42% year-on-year fall in standalone net profit at Rs 1,650.24 crore for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2017. It had posted profit of Rs 2,441.82 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. Provisions and contingencies figures increased by 31.59% YoY to Rs 3,569.56 crore for the quarter ended Dec 31, 2017.
Bank of India has recovered Rs 3,000 crore in the last month by invoking standby letter of credit, or SBLC, and guarantees of defaulters, said its chief executive. "Since the time RBI has imposed PCA, we have recovered Rs 3,000 crore by invoking SBLC,'' said Bank of India chief executive Dinabandhu Mohapatra.
The net profit of Karur Vysya Bank for the third quarter ended December 2017 slipped to Rs 71 crore compared to Rs 116 crore during the corresponding quarter of the earlier fiscal. Operating profit on the other hand was up 25% at Rs 421 crore (Rs 335 crore).
Private equity fund ChrysCapital is in advanced negotiations to invest about Rs 400 crore to acquire a 26% stake in Fedbank Financial Services, a wholly-owned unit of Federal Bank, a development which signals a continuation of last year's trend of private equity deluge into financial services companies in the country. The transaction is expected to conclude within a few weeks and the proceeds will be used for the expansion of Fedbank Financial Services.
Syndicate Bank said it plans to raise Rs 3,990 crore for expanding its business and meeting regulatory capital requirements.The bank said its Board of Directors will meet on February 2 "for approving the revised capital plan of the Bank from Rs 3,500 crore earlier (of which Rs 1,150.80 crore has been raised by way of Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP)) to Rs 3,999 crore for FY 2017-18."
The Government today revised FY17 GDP growth upwards to 7.1% from 6.6% earlier, underlining a relatively lesser impact demonetisation has had on the economy than predicted. The government had first released the provisional data last May. The revised numbers take into account a wider range of data. The nominal GDP for the year has been revised to 10.8% from 11% estimated earlier.
India has slipped to 42nd place on the Economist Intelligence Unit's annual Global Democracy Index amid the "rise of conservative religious ideologies" and increase in vigilantism and violence against minorities as well as other dissenting voices. While Norway has again topped the list, followed by Iceland and Sweden, India has moved down from 32nd place last year and remains classified among "flawed democracies".