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The systemic erosion of public institutions indicates that Vinod Rai, a roaring tiger, has been reduced to a caged parrot, and the BBB’s expiry date is fast approaching. Perhaps the BCCI will turn out to be a more absorbing engagement than the nation’s public sector banks.
Although Roopa Kudva quit the bank transparency body in July 2017, there has been no public intimation of this development. Hemindra HazariBANKINGECONOMY02/OCT/2017 (Left to right) Omidiyar Network india’s Roopa Kudva, Finance...
Mumbai: It is the season of resignations for the independent directors of India Inc’s corporate boards. The recent stormy exit of R. Chandrashekhar from the board of Yes Bank caught the media’s attention, after which the private sector lender had to issue an apology to the stock exchanges and retract its...
Hemindra Hazari There are high hopes that Urjit Patel, the new RBI governor will act to revive bank lending and thereby do his bit for the economy. But that would require him to make the right diagnosis in the first place. The recently released RBI...
Hemindra Hazari In the run-up to the upcoming Budget, shares on the stock market have rallied, raising hopes of the long delayed revival in private sector capital expenditure and corporate earnings. But against the backdrop of an already slowing economy followed by the ill-conceived,...
Hemindra Hazari 20 March 2017 After the BJP’s decisive victory in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) state elections, alarm bells have started tolling in the capital market. The primary cause for concern is the BJP’s promise to the UP electorate to waive off all farm loans...
Claudius, in Hamlet, noted that “When sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.” He could well have been speaking about the woes of Yes Bank shareholders. The last few months, and in particular November, have been a punch in the gut to...
With the help of a whistleblower, the Rajasthan police is prosecuting cases of insurance schemes mis-sold by ICICI as fixed deposits to unsuspecting customers. But the country's insurance and banking regulators don't seem bothered. Victims narrate their stories about how...
Academic studies have proved the commercial viability of research by taking it from the lofty towers of academia to the lowlands of the trading floor.
Hemindra Hazari Everyone knows public sector banks are less profitable, more prone to political influence and have higher ratios of non-performing assets (NPAs) than their private sector counterparts. In contrast, new private sector banks, set up post 1991, are media and stock market darlings....