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Axis Bank once again features in Forbes Asia's FAB 50 list

Axis BankMumbai, Sep 4, - Axis Bank which is India's third largest private bank has been featured in Forbes Asia's FAB 50 list of 2014. This is the fourth time that Axis Bank has been featured and is amongst the only two banks in this renowned list.

The FAB 50 comprises of the best of Asia-Pacific's biggest publicly traded companies, chosen from a pool of 1,300 companies in the region that have at least USD 3 billion in market cap or annual revenue.

These companies are further screened on the basis of a long series of performance measures. Axis Bank is amongst a dozen Indian corporate firms featured in this list.

Axis Bank Q1 Net up over 18% at Rs 1,667 crore

Axis Bank Q1 Net up over 18% at Rs 1,667 croreMumbai: Private sector Axis Bank Tuesday reported 18.3 percent growth in net profit at Rs 1,667 crore for the first quarter ended June 2014.

The bank had earned a net profit of Rs 1,409 crore in the April-June quarter of 2013-14, Axis Bank said in a statement.

Total income of the bank rose to Rs 9,980.47 crore during the quarter under review as against Rs 9,059.12 crore in the same period last year.

The net interest margin for the bank rose to 3.88 percent in the April-June quarter, against 3.86 percent in the same period of the previous year.

RBI sets up expert panel to review bank boards’ governance

RBI sets up expert panel to review bank boards’ governanceThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday announced that it had set up an expert panel to review governance of bank boards and make recommendations.

Headed by former Axis Bank CEO PJ Nayak, the panel will review the RBI's regulatory guidelines on ownership of banks and representation in their boards, among other things.

The eight-member panel will also determine if there is any clash of interest in board representation.  In addition, it will assess and review the `fit & proper' criteria for all categories of directors of banks.

Banks unlikely to offer any festive discounts this year

Banks unlikely to offer any festive discounts this yearBanks are unlikely to offer any festive discounts on products like auto loans and home loans this year as they are struggling to cope with increased funding costs.

During the festive season (Diwali and Christmas), demand for bank products like auto loans and home loans picks up across the country; almost all banks offer attractive discounts to attract more and more customers.

But, many bankers have hinted that ongoing macroeconomic conditions will not leave banks in a position to offer any discounts during the festive season.

Yes Bank and Axis Bank revise interest rates upwards

Yes Bank and Axis Bank revise interest rates upwardsTwo major private-sector lenders Yes Bank and Axis Bank on Wednesday revised their lending and deposit rates upwards; just a day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) maintained the status quo on its key policy rate.

Yes Bank hiked its interest rates on deposits across select tenors by 25 basis points to 50 basis points. It also revised lending base rate upwards by 25 basis points to 10.75 per cent.

Axis Bank launches co-branded credit card for the affluent

Axis Bank launches co-branded credit card for the affluent Axis Bank in Tuesday announced the launch a new co-branded credit card that offers a blend of insurance and a number of travel benefits for international frequent flyers.

Available in two versions, viz. World Select and World, the card will allow holders to enjoy reward points redeemable with Europe-based international frequent flyer program Miles & More's partners across various sectors like flights, hotels, car rentals and retail stores.

Axis, HDFC & ICICI penalized for KYC rule violations

The-reserve-Bank-of-IndiaThe reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday slapped three private sector banks, viz. Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank, with hefty fines for violating know your customer (KYC) rules.

The central bank imposed a fine of Rs 5 crore on Axis Bank, and of Rs 4.5 crore and Rs 1 crore on HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank, respectively.

A statement released by the central bank stated, "After considering the facts of each case ... Reserve Bank came to conclusion that some of the violations were substantiated and warranted imposition of monetary penalty..."

Govt. not to take hurried action against private banks in money-laundering case

Govt. not to take hurried action against private banks in money-laundering caseThe Reserve bank of India (RBI) has found irregularities at private-sector banks ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank, but the government will not take any action in a hurry, Banking Secretary Rajiv Takru said.

The central bank launched an investigation into the to three private lenders' practices after a sting operation revealed that the banks are helping customers evade taxes via money-laundering.

RBI finds ICICI, HDFC and Axis guilty of violating KYC norms: report

Reserve-Bank-of-IndiaThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reportedly found some private lenders guilty of violating know your customer (KYC) norms.

A source from the central bank revealed that the probe found that officials at ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank violated KYC norms.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the source said, "The RBI, in its probe, has found that there have been some instances where bank officials have not done proper KYC for larger transactions."

Aniruddha Bahal discusses Operation Red Spider

Aniruddha-BahalAniruddha Bahal, whjo is behind some major sting operations in the country exposing large scams, has discussed the latest Operation Red Spider with the media.

The new operation was aimed at exposing the nexus between India's top three private banks and politicians. The operations unearthed the money laundering activities at the banks in the country. The operation as conducted by a single reported working at CobraPost. The operation was conducted by CobraPost's associate editor Syed Masroor Hasan.

Axis Bank launches probe following money laundering allegations

Axis Bank launches probe following money laundering allegationsIndian bank, Axis Bank has launched an investigation after it was alleged that the bank is involved in money laundering activities.

The bank said that it will conduct a thorough investigation into the information that surfaced regarding the alleged money laundering activities at the bank. It said that the management looks at deviations form tis high standards very seriously.

Axis Bank stock gains as stake sale attracts strong demand

Axis Bank stock gains as stake sale attracts strong demandAxis Bank stock gained nearly 3.7 per cent at 0354 GMT to around Rs 1,465.35 a share, its highest level since November 18, 2010, as the bank's stake sale attracted strong demand.

Axis Bank, India's third-largest private sector lender by market value, on Monday started a share sale to raise as much as Rs 55.5 billion (US$1 billion).

Indian Market Continues With Uptrend; Gold Finance Companies Gain

Indian Market Continues With Uptrend; Gold Finance Companies GainIndian Stock Markets continued in the positive territory on Thursday as the US markets gained smartly on Wednesday. Stock prices of Gold Loan companies witnessed huge demand after reports of loan valuation for gold ratio increase to 75 per cent.

JSW Steel has increased price of all steel products of the company. The stock price was higher in today's session. Maruti Suzuki and M&M witnessed higher sales during December compared to other auto majors facing tough times.

Axis Bank plans to sell 4.58 crore new shares to meet Basel III norms

Axis Bank plans to sell 4.58 crore new shares to meet Basel III norms Axis Bank, the third-largest private sector lender in India, is reportedly mulling plans to sell around 4.58 crore new shares in order to meet Basel III norms.

The share sale is expected to generate more than Rs 6,000 crore for the lender, allowing it to boost its capital before the so-called Basel III norms kick in.

Axis Bank, Indiabulls to open offices in London

Axis Bank, Indiabulls to open offices in LondonIn a bid to capitalize on the available opportunities in the global market, two Indian lenders - Axis Bank and Indiabulls Financial Services - are seriously mulling plans to set up their offices in London.

Axis Bank has plans to set up its London office sometime early next year. It will be Axis Bank's first branch outside Asia.

Indiabulls Group's financial arm - Indiabulls Financial Services - also has plans to offer non-resident Indians (NRIs) and people of Indian origin credit for properties in India.

Axis Bank reports 22% jump in quarterly net profit

Axis Bank reports 22% jump in quarterly net profitAxis Bank's net profit jumped 22 per cent to Rs 1,124 crore in the three months through September 2012 year-on-year, thanks to a strong rise in retail lending & fee income.

Net profit for the private sector lender's first half was also up 22 per cent at Rs 2,277 crore year-on-year.

Broker CLSA recommends buy on ICICI, Axis, HDFC banks

ICICI-Axis-HDFC-banksEncouraged by some recent economic developments in the Indian economy, Asia Pacific-focused brokerage firm CLSA has recommended buy on private banks like ICICI Axis Bank and HDFC Bank.

In its latest report, the CLSA also recommended buy on Tata Steel and Tata Motors, thanks to the improving business of these two companies.

Private sector banks ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank slashed interest rates on fixed deposits by 25 to 50 basis points across maturities ranging from a 91 days to lower than 5 years.

Axis Bank launches new home loan product that waives final year EMIs

Axis Bank launches new home loan product that waives final year EMIsAxis Bank, India’s third largest private sector lender, has announced the launch of a new home loan product, called 'Happy Ending Home Loan', which rewards for loyalty.

Under the 'Happy Ending Home Loan' scheme, the bank will write off the last 12 instalments if the customer stays with it and makes regular payments for at least 15 years.

Private Banking Majors to Declare Results Coming Week

Private Banking Majors to Declare Results Coming WeekKotak Mahindra Bank will soon be announcing quarterly results. The fast growing private bank is expected to declare positive results as per estimates of recent report by Prabhudas Lilladher. Kotak Mahindra Bank is currently trading with a P/E multiple of 41 and is hovering around its 52-week high of 612 on NSE.

HSBC planning to sell stake in Axis Bank and Yes Bank

HSBC planning to sell stake in Axis Bank and Yes BankHSBC Securities Mauritius is planning to sell its stake in two private sector banks, Axis Bank and Yes Bank, according to various reports citing sources.

The deal to sell stake was routed via block window at a discount of 3 per cent and the shares of the two banks have fallen significantly. The global banking major sold 4.75 per cent stake or 2.05 crore shares in Axis Bank through several block deals. The shares of the bank were trading 3 per cent lower at Rs. 970.30 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).




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