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RBI rejects Lakshmi Vilas Bank-Indiabulls Housing Finance merger plan

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rejected the merger proposal between Lakshmi Vilas Bank and mortgage lender Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited. If the RBI would have approved the move, this would have been the first-ever incident where a non-bank lender would have merged with a bank in the country. Poor Performance of banks: Both Lakshmi ..

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Decline in FDI Inflow

For the first time in the last six years, the foreign direct investment (FDI) in India has declined. The FDI inflow declined by 1 per cent to $44.37 billion in 2018-19. Why there was a decline in FDI Inflow? The decline in the FDI inflow is attributed to: Stressed financial condition of the telecom sector. ..

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Union cabinet approves merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda (BoB)

On 2nd January 2019, the Union Cabinet approved the merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda (BoB). With the merger, BoB will become the third largest bank after State Bank of India and ICICI Bank. The move will help create a strong globally competitive bank with economies of scale and enable ..

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Differential Voting Rights (DVR) Shares

A DVR share is like an ordinary equity share, but it provides fewer voting rights to the shareholder. The objective of issuing DVR shares is for prevention of a hostile takeover and dilution of voting rights. It also helps strategic investors who do not want control, but are looking at a reasonably big investment in ..

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