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  • Calling All Social Entrepreneurs - Your Chance To Win May 03, 2013 01:55 PM IST

    Calling All Social Entrepreneurs - Your Chance To Win

    Incubators, accelerators launch hunt for a winning social enterprises and change leaders

  • CRISIL assigns grade 5/5 to Just Dial IPO Apr 16, 2013 07:29 PM IST

    CRISIL assigns grade 5/5 to Just Dial IPO

    CRISIL has assigned grade 5/5 to the proposed IPO of Just Dial. This grade indicates that the fundamentals of the IPO are strong relative to other listed equity securities in India.

  • Hope to maintain NIMs at 3-3.25% ahead: DCB Apr 15, 2013 03:18 PM IST

    Hope to maintain NIMs at 3-3.25% ahead: DCB

    DCB's fourth quarter net profit doubled from about Rs 17 crore to Rs 34 crore year-on-year driven by higher interest income. MD & CEO Murali Natrajan said the bank's full year growth in advances stood at 25 percent and deposits growth at 32 percent.

  • Budget doesnt seem to excite MSMEs Mar 01, 2013 07:44 PM IST

    Budget doesnt seem to excite MSMEs

    The Union Minister of Finance may be lauding himself for having given the so called boost to the entrepreneurial spirit by turning attention to

  • Aim at net NPA under 1%; margins between 300-325 bps: DCB Jan 16, 2013 01:12 PM IST

    Aim at net NPA under 1%; margins between 300-325 bps: DCB

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Murali M Natrajan, managing director and chief executive officer, DCB gives his expectationss for the bank's performance.

  • Banking: Consumption, working capital lead growth, Emkay Jan 01, 2013 06:00 PM IST

    Banking: Consumption, working capital lead growth, Emkay

    Emkay Global Financial Services has come out with its report on banking sector. According to the research firm, as the loan growth has been sustained by higher working capital requirements and consumer loans due to festive season, the loan growth is expected to come off to ~16% in Dec-Jan period.

  • Sidbi eyes four-fold spike in fee income by 2017 Sep 16, 2012 03:43 PM IST

    Sidbi eyes four-fold spike in fee income by 2017

    Small Industries Development Bank of India (Sidbi) is targeting a four-fold jump in its fee income over next five years as it launches a slew of service oriented products to help small businesses raise funds.

  • Why govt eased 30% outsourcing rule in single brand retail? Sep 14, 2012 07:40 PM IST

    Why govt eased 30% outsourcing rule in single brand retail?

    In niche products, it may not be viable for the foreign investors to build capacities wherever they engage in retailing, owing to the specialized requirements of quality and precision which the local small industry may not be able to provide.

  • CII to set up centre for innovations in Kerala Sep 12, 2012 09:00 PM IST

    CII to set up centre for innovations in Kerala

    The Confederation of Indian Industry will set up a centre of excellence for innovations that will focus on micro, medium and small enterprises in Kerala.

  • FinMin spots 4 banks for specialised MSME branches Sep 11, 2012 05:34 PM IST

    FinMin spots 4 banks for specialised MSME branches

    To encourage entrepreneurship among young educated people, the finance ministry has initially identified four small size banks including Dena Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), Corporation Bank and Indian Bank to kick start a special campaign in extending credit to MSME sector in association with SIDBI. It eyes 110 such branches.

  • Five Barriers To Tech Adoption Among India MSMEs Aug 09, 2012 12:19 PM IST

    Five Barriers To Tech Adoption Among India MSMEs

    Study offers solutions to help India small business adopt technology.

  • Access to finance major concern of SMEs: CII Jul 31, 2012 02:43 PM IST

    Access to finance major concern of SMEs: CII

    Industry body CII said it is in the process of working with banks and other financial institutions to address concerns over access to funds for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME).

  • RBI asks banks to follow guidelines for MSME sector Jul 12, 2012 07:29 PM IST

    RBI asks banks to follow guidelines for MSME sector

    The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks and financial institutions to follow the "guidelines in letter and spirit" for providing credit to the MSME sector.

  • Emphasis on agri, retail, MSME led to rate cut: Union Bk Jul 02, 2012 01:47 PM IST

    Emphasis on agri, retail, MSME led to rate cut: Union Bk

    Union Bank has cut its lending rates for some segments that is the medium and small enterprises by 50-350 basis points.Debabrata Sarkar, CMD, Union Bank said that it is a part of their endeavour to give special emphasis to agriculture, retail advances, micro and small enterprises.

  • SBI takes credit guarantee cover for MSE loans below Rs 1cr Jun 15, 2012 01:54 PM IST

    SBI takes credit guarantee cover for MSE loans below Rs 1cr

    India's largest lender the State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to buy credit guarantee cover for its loans below Rs 1 crore to micro and small enterprises (MSE), which are more prone to defaults in an environment of economic gloom and doom. This will help the bank to recover loan amount in case any borrower stops repaying.

  • CRISIL assigns grade 5/5 to Just Dial IPO Jun 14, 2012 06:44 PM IST

    CRISIL assigns grade 5/5 to Just Dial IPO

    CRISIL Research has assigned a CRISIL IPO grade of '5/5' to the proposed IPO of Just Dial Ltd. This grade indicates that the fundamentals of the IPO are strong relative to the other listed equity securities in India.

  • Troubled by priority-loans, blessed by high capital: DCB May 28, 2012 04:34 PM IST

    Troubled by priority-loans, blessed by high capital: DCB

    DCB CFO Bharat Sampat tells CNBC-TV18 that the bank's chief source of pressure emanates from last quarter's priority sector lending which was at lower than commercial rates.

  • CGTMSE: Collateral free loans for SMEs May 21, 2012 10:51 AM IST

    CGTMSE: Collateral free loans for SMEs

    Many small and medium enterprises face challenges in mobilizing capital for their business. This challenge is much more severe for start-up businesses.

  • Syndicate Bank eyes 6% higher growth in FY13 retail credit May 15, 2012 09:20 PM IST

    Syndicate Bank eyes 6% higher growth in FY13 retail credit

    Syndicate Bank does not count among the market‘s favoured bets in the banking sectors at the moment. In the last one year, the bank‘s shares tanked 21%, compared to a 14% decline in the benchmark Bankex. Declining profits and lack of a clear growth plan were the key factors for the underperformance.

  • Credit ratings help access capital Apr 27, 2012 10:44 AM IST

    Credit ratings help access capital

    MSMEs in India have always been a growing sector in the Indian economy. However, the importance of reforms for the MSME has never been a continuous issue for the policy makers and stakeholders.

  • Growth and stagnation in the SME universe Apr 20, 2012 06:07 PM IST

    Growth and stagnation in the SME universe

    It is not uncommon to hear MSME owners confess they are not growing as desired or that they are stuck in a lower orbit when they have the capability to grow three to four times their existing levels.

  • SMERA assigns 15,000th SME credit rating Mar 29, 2012 05:38 PM IST

    SMERA assigns 15,000th SME credit rating

    SME Rating Agency of India Ltd (SMERA) has assigned its 15,000th SME Credit Rating to M/s Magnum Pigments & Polymers Pvt Ltd. The Credit Rating assigned to M/s Magnum Pigments & Polymers Pvt Ltd is "MSME 1", which is highest safety Credit Rating assigned to a MSME.

  • Priority sector lending: MV Nair Committee's suggestions Feb 21, 2012 04:40 PM IST

    Priority sector lending: MV Nair Committee's suggestions

    The RBI committee under the current Union Bank Chairman MV Nair has come out with their recommendations on lending to priority sector. It has reviewed the existing guidelines on lending to priority sector categories including agriculture, MSME, export, etc.

  • Exporters want interest rates for MSMEs capped at 7% Feb 03, 2012 08:00 PM IST

    Exporters want interest rates for MSMEs capped at 7%

    The apex body of exporters today requested the Finance Ministry to cap interest rates on loans to small and medium business units at 7% and sought the inclusion of export credit under priority sector lending in the forthcoming Budget.

  • SIDBI and IOB ink MoU to provide capital to MSMEs Jan 06, 2012 01:12 PM IST

    SIDBI and IOB ink MoU to provide capital to MSMEs

    SIDBI, a state-owned institution for financing and development of industries in the micro, small & medium enterprise (MSME) and Chennai-based Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) on Friday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide growth capital to promoters of smaller size companies.

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