IDBI shares zoom 18% after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces sale of balance govt holding

The government's balance holding in IDBI bank will be sold to private retail investors.

Press Trust of India February 01, 2020 14:53:31 IST
IDBI shares zoom 18% after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces sale of balance govt holding
  • The Finance Minister on Saturday said a clean, reliable and robust financial sector is required for achieving the ambitious target of $5 trillion economy

  • She also said the government's balance holding in IDBI bank will be sold to private retail investors

  • She noted that Rs 3.50 lakh crore capital had been infused in public sector banks in past years, while acknowledging that there was a need for greater private capital in banks

New Delhi: Shares of IDBI Bank zoomed 18 percent on Saturday after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government's balance holding in the company will be sold.

The scrip advanced 17.55 percent to Rs 39.85 on the BSE.

IDBI shares zoom 18 after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces sale of balance govt holding

Representational image. Reuters.

On the NSE, it jumped 18 percent to Rs 39.90.

The Finance Minister on Saturday said a clean, reliable and robust financial sector is required for achieving the ambitious target of $5 trillion economy.

She also said the government's balance holding in IDBI bank will be sold to private retail investors.

Presenting the Budget for 2020-21, Sitharaman said robust mechanism was in place to monitor health of all commercial banks and asserted that depositors' money was absolutely safe.

She noted that Rs 3.50 lakh crore capital had been infused in public sector banks in past years, while acknowledging that there was a need for greater private capital in banks.

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