Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued instructions to banks regarding the safety of bank lockers for exercising due care and necessary precaution for the protection of the lockers provided to the customer, reviewing the systems in force for their operation on an ongoing basis and taking necessary steps, having well-documented security procedures, properly training […]
Rainfall deficiency has increased: August started on a weak note with rainfall deviation rising to -10% of normal as of 8 August from -6% of normal at the end of July. A major part of this increase in deficiency is led by lower rainfall in parts of North West and Central India in recent days (rainfall deficiency has increased to - 4% in NW and -5% in Central India).
With regard to Statutory Audit, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that it has issued Guidelines for appointment of Statutory Central Auditors (SCAs) and Statutory Branch Auditors in Public Sector Banks (PSBs), which covers the norms on eligibility, empanelment and selection as well as the procedure for appointment of such auditors. In case of […]
The Gross Advances of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) increased from Rs.25,03,431 crore as on 31.3.2008 to Rs. 68,75,748 crore as on 31.3.2014, as per the Global Operations Data of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). As per RBI inputs, the primary reasons for spurt in stressed assets have been observed to be, inter-alia, aggressive lending […]
Cash on delivery (COD) is the sale of goods by mail order where payment is made on delivery rather than in advance. The concept of COD was brought into e-commerce marketplace by home-grown e-commerce giant Flipkart way back in 2010.
On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to: increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent. Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.25 per cent, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.75 per cent.
Today’s policy decision suggests that the RBI seems to be taking a long term view on inflation rather than remaining purely data dependent. The discussion on the possible increase in inflation early next year (Estimate of Q1 2019-20 to 5%) as well the assertion that policy rate changes impact the real economy with a lag (with a shorter lag in transmitting to lending rates) corroborates this
It has been brought to the notice of the Reserve Bank of India that some unscrupulous persons are marketing a device termed Rice Puller made up of copper/iridium, that is claimed to possess magical properties of attracting grains of rice towards it.
Nothing is available for free, even the air we inhale necessitates exhalation. Similarly, a startup requires funding in order to uplift itself from the nascent stage to a mature one. As an aid to the upliftment process, the Government of India has put forward an overture for hybrid instruments deviating itself from the traditional way of funding that was mainly either through pure equity or pure debt.
Liaison Office: Foreign Investor or Foreign companies can open a liaison office in India for promoting and facilitating the parent company business activities and can act as best communication channel between the foreign parent company and Indian company. With the liaison office, the foreign parent company will get help in entering into Indian market and […]
National Housing Bank (NHB) came out with a notification on 19th July, 2018, amending the Housing Finance Companies (National Housing Bank) Directions, 2010 with respect to change in control of housing finance companies.
These Directions shall be called the Short Sale (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2018 and shall supersede all directions/guidelines issued on the subject, as listed under Annex I. These Directions shall come into force with effect from July 26, 2018.
Regular monitoring of cash availability and ATM functionality has been done by the Government to ensure that sufficient currency notes are made available so that ATMs do not run dry in any eventuality and people do not face any problems.
The gross NPA ratio for Public Sector Banks (PSBs) as a category is 14.6% in the financial year (FY) 2017-18, as per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data. In the last 25 financial years, the gross NPA ratio for PSBs was highest in FY 1993-94 at 24.8% and was also higher in six other financial years.
Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue ₹ 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of Dr. Urjit R. Patel, Governor, Reserve Bank of India.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that the Government has accepted a report submitted by a committee of bankers led by Punjab National Bank Chairman Mr. Sunil Mehta to set up an Asset Management Company (AMC) for the resolution of loans. They will also set up Alternate Investment Funds to raise money to back the AMC.
the name of the purchaser shall be incorporated on the face of the demand draft, pay order, banker’s cheques, etc., by the issuing bank. These instructions shall take effect for such instruments issued on or after September 15, 2018.
Venture Capital is a type of seed funding in which investment is made at the initial growing stage of ventures. It is a financing to small and start-up ventures, which has high risk and potential to develop near future. The Venture Capital Investors are generally put their funds in those companies, which are with new ideas, innovations and having potential of high growth with inherent uncertainties.
This article is in regards to the newly introduced reporting structure (Single Master Form herein referred thereafter SMF) by Reserve Bank of India (herein referred thereafter RBI) for the reporting of all Foreign Investments so received by Indian Entities.
Please refer to circular UBD.No.BPD.PCB.Cir.12/09.29.00/2003-04 dated September 04, 2003 on ‘Guidelines for Investment Fluctuation Reserve’ issued to Primary (Urban) Cooperative Banks (UCBs), and circular RPCD.No.RF.BC.17/A.4-92/93 dated September 04, 1992 on ‘Investment Portfolio of Banks - Transactions in Securities’ and subsequent instructions in this regard issued to all State Co-operative Banks (StCBs)