Bank shares fall on budget disappointment
Reuters Market Eye - Shares in public sector banks fall on concerns about liquidity in the banking system after the government set its target for gross market borrowing at 6.29 trillion rupees in 2013/14, above estimates of less than 6 trillion rupees.
The government also announced a capital infusion of 140 billion rupees for public sector banks, below market estimates for 200 billion rupees, dealers said.
State Bank of India fell 6 percent, Punjab National Bank (PNBK.NS) fell 5.5 percent and Bank of India (BOI.NS) falls 5.7 percent.
Private sector lenders also fall, with ICICI Bank (ICBK.NS) losing almost 4 percent, after Finance Minister P. Chidambaram proposed to extend a scheme that provides farmers with low cost loans to private banks.
Axis Bank (AXBK.NS) fell 4 percent while Yes Bank (YESB.NS) lost 3.8 percent.
(Reporting by Manoj Dharra)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Boxer Sarita Devi faces action after refusing medal at Asian Games
- UPDATE 8-Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital
- Appointment of Arvind Subramanian as chief economic adviser hits Modi hurdle
- Boxer Sarita Devi showed lack of sportsmanship, say organisers
- China tells foreign countries not to meddle in Hong Kong
BACK IN JAIL
Subrata Roy, the jailed chief of India's Sahara conglomerate, is back in a cell after living in a makeshift prison office for two months as he tried to negotiate the sale of his luxury hotels, a jail official said. Full Article
Appointment of Arvind Subramanian as chief economic adviser hits Modi hurdle. Full Article
Diageo bars United Breweries from appointing independent director at United Spirits. Full Article