RBI rejects Indiabulls Housing-Lakshmi Vilas Bank merger, credit growth at a 22-month low; all this and more in MoneyControl Pro

  • When it came to a decision on the Lakshmi Vilas Bank-Indiabulls Housing Finance merger, it was always a lose-lose situation for the Reserve Bank of India

  • Bank credit growth as of 27 September 2019, fell to 8.8% compared to a year ago, the lowest rate of growth since November 2017

  • Market capitulation refers to the threshold reached after a severe fall in the market when large numbers of investors can no longer tolerate the financial losses incurred

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RBI has rejected Indiabulls Housing–Lakshmi Vilas Bank merger. What next?

When it came to a decision on the Lakshmi Vilas Bank-Indiabulls Housing Finance merger, it was always a lose-lose situation for the Reserve Bank of India. Both organisations are battling legal troubles and allegations of impropriety which they have refuted strongly. A nod for their union would have had people asking questions about whether the central bank was applying its fit-and-proper criteria correctly. But now that it has nixed the marriage, the central bank has to deal with the aftermath. Read more.

Credit growth at a 22-month low

Bank credit growth as of 27 September 2019, fell to 8.8 percent compared to a year ago, the lowest rate of growth since November 2017. Non-food credit growth was at 8.7 percent year-on-year. The continuing fall in bank credit growth not only indicates that GDP growth for the September quarter is likely to be low but also that far from showing any improvement, the fall in credit growth accelerated last month. A rise in credit growth will be one of the first signs of a turnaround. Click here for more.

 RBI rejects Indiabulls Housing-Lakshmi Vilas Bank merger, credit growth at a 22-month low; all this and more in MoneyControl Pro

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IIFL Wealth is well-positioned to capitalise on millionaire boom

India is one of the fastest-growing wealth markets and is projected to grow at 10 percent CAGR for the next five years. Thanks to a burgeoning affluent class—those with wealth between $1-20 million—India is the only nation apart from China which is expected to see double-digit CAGR in personal wealth. Upper and ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI) segment i.e. individuals with investable assets of $20 million or more, too is likely to see fastest growth in wealth. It is with this background that our in-house research team is recommending IIFL Wealth. Read more.

TCS Q2: What should investors do?

TCS reported an extremely subdued performance in a quarter which is traditionally considered to be seasonally strong. Revenue performance was decisively weak and that percolated to a softer margin. While the management sounded confident about long-term structural tailwinds and deserves kudos for record deal wins in the quarter, the weak commentary on near-term growth (H2 FY20) certainly points to a soft FY20. The stock has underperformed both the benchmark Nifty and IT index in recent times. So what should investors do? Read more.

How to identify capitulation—the case study of Yes Bank

Market capitulation refers to the threshold reached after a severe fall in the market when large numbers of investors can no longer tolerate the financial losses incurred. These investors then capitulate (give up) and sell in panic, or find that their pre-set sell stops have been triggered, thereby automatically liquidating their holdings in a given stock. Using the real-life example of Yes Bank, trader Subhadip Nandy explains how investors can make money by identifying this trend. Read more.

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Updated Date: Oct 11, 2019 11:56:35 IST