Tag: RBI

After RBI delivers, the big question: Will the banks yield, too?

Significant easing of liquidity is critical for better transmission The RBI delivered on expected lines and cut its policy repo rate by 25 bps. While the central bank changing its stance from neutral to accommodative — essentially implying that rate hikes are out of the way — has further buoyed sentiments, the bigger question is whether banks

RBI asks shadow banking companies to appoint risk officers

India’s central bank said on May 16 that shadow banks with asset size of more than 50 billion rupees should appoint a chief risk officer in a move to tighten regulation after a series of defaults at top lender Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services’ (IL&FS). The government took control of IL&FS last year after its default

Want efficient banks? Go for more mergers, says RBI research

More consolidation in India’s struggling banking sector will help lenders lower costs and efficiently scale their operations, said researchers at the Reserve Bank of India. Labour cost efficiency, or output per employee, moderated across the sector between 2005-18, according to the recently-published paper. The authors added that state-owned banks fared better than private rivals on this metric

RBI says no to IDBI Bank name change proposal

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has turned down IDBINSE -0.58 % Bank’s proposal to change its name following the transfer of controlling 51 per cent stake to insurance behemoth LIC from the government of India. The board of IDBI Bank had last month sought RBI’s approval for change in the name of the lender to either LIC IDBI

RBI not in favour of changing IDBI Bank’s name

The IDBI BankNSE -0.47 %’s proposal for changing its name has not found any favour from the Reserve Bank of India, sources said. The board of IDBI Bank last month proposed change in the name of the lender to either LICIDBI Bank or LIC Bank, following its takeover by Life Insurance Corporation. According to the sources, the RBI is