Kotak Bank

How it offers a new model of bringing down promoter stake… Under the RBI regulations, the promoter groups of private banks are required to reduce their holdings in a phased way. This is to ensure much wider public participation in bank equity. Under the RBI guidelines, Mr. Uday Kotak was required to reduce his stake…

Repo Rate Hike

Have rate hikes been front-ended for 2018? The August monetary policy was not on the same plane as the June policy. Ahead of the June policy there was a virtual unanimity that the RBI would hike rate by 25 basis points. Inflation had gone up sharply and neither crude nor food inflation was giving any…

ICICI Bank

A lot of questions are still left unanswered… Source: Moneycontrol If one really wants to understand what has gone wrong with ICICI Bank, one needs to look at the price performance. As the chart indicates, ICICI has not only underperformed its peer, HDFC Bank, but even the Bank Nifty by a huge margin. The problem…

June Credit Policy

RBI could interject with a 25 basis points rate hike… Most reports coming out ahead of the June credit policy appear to be hinting at a status quo on rates. The RBI has been expressing concerns over prices but the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has generally veered towards a status quo on rates. However, June…

Equity Fund Flows

Flows continue unabated in Feb despite the LTCG overhang… At a time when the markets were worrying about the impact of LTCG on the equity fund flows, AMFI data for February shows otherwise. Consider the statistics. During the month of February, equity funds and ELSS schemes saw a net inflow of Rs.16,300 crore with more…