Capital Market

Capital market articles published by Hemindra Hazari

Even though the government has intervened and installed a new board, the IL&FS saga continues with no resolution in immediate sight. Daily reports of defaults of IL&FS group companies are heightening concerns in the financial market. This is happening in the back drop of the rupee in free fall,...
India’s private sector banks were held up for years as the standard of efficency and corporate governance to which public sector banks should aspire. But now it emerges that private bank after private bank has in fact been harbouring bad debts, fudged accounts, corrupt deals, gross mismanagement, overly paid...
The now-beleaguered and much-derided Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) holds its annual general meeting on September 29. IL&FS has a handful of major shareholders who, like Kumbakarna of Ramayana fame, were in deep slumber through the long night of mismanagement, and it remains to be seen whether these same...
In response to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) directive to Yes Bank to replace the present CEO-promoter Rana Kapoor by January 31, 2019, the bank’s share price fell a stunning 29% on September 21, and Rs 20,937 crores of market capitalisation went up in smoke.
By Hemindra Hazari Even in a season of corporate misgovernance, scams and lack of any CEO-level and board-level accountability, a new leviathan of misgovernance threatens to dwarf the rest. Emerging from the murky depths – where it seems...
The bank’s promoter-cum-CEO and its board of directors have not understood the letter and spirit of an important banking rule, but have instead sought to take it as a starting point for negotiation. Uday Kotak. Credit: Reuters
If Chanda Kochhar had disclosed her husband's dealings and recused herself from the credit committee that sanctioned the Videocon loan, her personal integrity would not be under question right now. Credit: Reuters Hemindra...
Where it has powers, the RBI has refused to use them, even when serious lapses in management are detected. Former RBI governor Urjit Patel. Credit: Reuters Hemindra Hazari BANKING 20/MAR/2018
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...
February 23, 2018 by rupeindia — Hemindra Hazari writes: The Punjab National Bank (PNB) Nirav Modi scam has led to a clamour from certain quarters for the privatization of India’s Government banks. It was only to be expected that Assocham , the corporate sector...