Banking

Allegations against ICICI Bank pose reputational risks

ewsroom24x7 Network Mumbai/Singapore: An investigation into allegations that India’s ICICI Bank (BBB-/Stable/bbb-) extended a loan with a potential conflict of interest raises questions over the bank’s governance and creates reputational risks, says Fitch Ratings. According to Fitch, other regulatory sanctions are also possible, depending on the outcome of the investigation. The allegation regarding ICICI Bank […]

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Recap helps weak credit profiles of Indian State Banks

Newsroom24x7 Network Mumbai: The Indian government’s USD32 billion recapitalisation programme should help in part to mitigate the risks that Indian state banks face on account of weak asset quality and poor earnings, says Fitch Ratings. However, unwinding of these risks will take some time, implying that resolution of bad assets and continued high credit costs […]

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Banks provide vital information about post-demonetization transactions of 5800 suspicious companies

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Vital information has been received by the Government of India from 13 banks regarding the bank account operations and post-demonetization transactions of some of the 2,09,032 suspicious companies that had been struck off the Register of Companies earlier this year. Investigative agencies have been asked to complete necessary investigation regarding these […]

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Indian banks face USD65 billion capital shortage by FYE19

Newsroom24x7 Network Mumbai/Singapore: Indian banks are likely to require around USD65 billion of additional capital to meet new Basel III capital standards that will be fully implemented by the financial year ending March 2019 (FY19), according to Fitch Ratings’ latest estimates. According to Fitch, weak capital positions have a major negative influence on Indian banks’ […]

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State Support Driving Indian AT1 Market

Newsroom24x7 Network Mumbai/Singapore: This month’s capital injection into IDBI Bank suggests the Indian government remains unwilling to allow state banks to miss coupon payments on Additional Tier 1 (AT1) instruments, says Fitch Ratings. IDBI may have been at risk of skipping a coupon payment without the fresh capital, which might have disrupted the domestic AT1 […]

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CBI arrests zonal head of Bank of Maharashtra

Newsroom24x7 Staff Pune: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a former Zonal Head, Pune City Zone, Bank of Maharashtra, and a director of a private logistics Company, based at Surat (Gujarat) in an on-going investigation of a bank fraud case. CBI registered a case against the Surat based private logistics firm and 10 other […]

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