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PNB Merger with OBC & P&SB: What promise does it hold?


The confusion reigning high in Indian economy currently, reminds me of the famous remark Lt. Col. Frank Slade (aka. Al Pacino) makes in the movie ‘Scent of a Woman’; “When in Doubt…. F***”! So, when PSU banks are reeling under stressed assets on one hand and government pressure to implement…

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Tweaking Indian Retail Payment System: Why RBI need to be careful?


RBI recently released a draft policy paper on Indian payment system. The highlight, off-course, is the retail payment segment. NPCI plays a very leading role here, processing nearly 48% of the retail electronic payment transactions (excluding paper) in volume and 15% by value. It manages multiple payment systems, which includes…

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The One Single Reason Behind Kurukshetra War


The great Mahabharata war was an watershed moment in Indian ancient history. Marked by death of countless people, the war left no winner. Pandavas got back their kingdom but they could never recover from all that was lost during the war, primarily people they loved, grew with. One can draw…

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RBI vs. Government: The Dividend Faceoff


It’s funny! RBI has paid 500 Billion INR to GoI in FY1718, which is nearly 200 Billion INR more than FY1617, but the government says ‘Dil Mannge More!’. RBI already transfers the entire surplus to government after setting aside part of net income as provision for ‘rainy day’; so, what…

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Will Bandhan buy out of Gruh make sense?


Was Gruh buyout a desperate attempt to resolve the shareholding non compliance flag raised by RBI? Very recently (Oct 2018), RBI had restricted Bandhan from opening any further branches and had also put an hold to CEO salary for failing to bring down the owner (NOFHC) shareholding to 40% (currently…

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RBI “No” To Yes! End of Road for Rana Kapoor?


RBI yesterday notified Yes Bank its disapproval for the current CEO, Mr. Rana Kapoor, to continue for another 3 years. Instead it has curtailed his continuity to this position to 31st Jan 2019, a little more than 4 months from now. Keep in mind that the Board of Governors for…

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