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State Bank (SBI) would raise 167.4 billion rupees ($4.2 billion) from the rights issue, including the contribution from the government....read more
State Bank of India plans to raise Rs 10,000 crore (US$2.5 billion)....read more
Fitch Ratings has affirmed State Bank of India's (SBI) ratings, following its announcement to merge the subsidiary State Bank of Saurashtra with itself....read more
Central Board of State Bank of India on August 25 2007, gave it's go ahead to the merger of State Bank of Saurashtra with itself ....read more
SBI Mutual Fund leads Nielsen’s Brand Equity Index in the 2007 Winning Brands Mutual Fund, a premier study that tracks the brand performance of various mutual fund houses....read more
State Bank of India (SBI) has clocked a 78.6 per cent jump in net profit for the first quarter ended June 30, 2007 at Rs. 1,425.81 crore as against Rs. 798.57 crore in the year-ago period. Profits in Q4FY07 and Q1FY08 had been highest ever quarterly profits for SBI....read more
State Bank of India (SBI), UTI Asset Management Company (UTIAMC) and Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) to be the first sponsors of pension funds in the country under the new pension system (NPS) for government employees....read more
In its biggest ever cash purchase, Government on 29th June 2007, acquired entire Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shareholding in State Bank of India....read more
State Bank of India net profits up by 75% at Rs 1,493 crore for the quarter ended March 2007....read more
State Bank of India is planning to introduce a uniform “look and feel” for their branches to enhance its branch image....read more
The Union Cabinet on 19th April 2007 gave its approval for carrying out the Amendments to the State Bank of India ( Subsidiary Banks Laws) Amendment Bill, 2006 introduced in the Lok Sabha on 22nd May, 2006 with a view to enhance flexibility of the Boards of Directors, improve corporate governance and provide power to the Boards of the subsidiary banks to frame regulations.
SBI again raises Benchmark Prime Lending Rate (referred to as SBAR) upwards by 50 bps from 12.25% p.a. to 12.75% p.a. with effect from 9th Aprll 2007.
SBI Benchmark Prime Lending Rate (referred to as SBAR) has been revised upwards by 75 bps from 11.50% p.a. to 12.25% p.a. with effect from 20th February 2007....read more
The government has finalised plans to buy the Reserve Bank of India's entire stake of 59.73 per cent in State Bank of India (SBI) by December 2006. The finance ministry is working out the modalities. Based on SBI’s current market price, the government may have to pay nearly Rs 350 billion to buy RBI’s stake....read more
In 2005-06, State Bank of India has become the number one Indian investor abroad in 2005-06. It has invested $1bn abroad. In fact, all outward foreign direct investment (FDI) in the banking sector during the year was made by SBI.The PSU bank made investments totalling $1,179m in Mauritius, Kenya and Indonesia last year.
SBI has named new chiefs for four of its subsidiaries - SBI Caps, SBI Mutual Fund, SBI Life and SBI Factors. R Shridharan is new managing director of SBI Capital Markets, its merchant banking arm. US Roy is new MD and CEO of SBI Life.
Syed Shahabuddin would take over as managing director of SBI Mutual Fund. Mr DS Das is made managing director of SBI Factors,
Yogesh Agarwal has been appointed managing director and group executive (national banking) of State Bank of India from October 10, 2006, to June 30, 2010. Prior to taking up the new assignment, Agarwal was managing director of State Bank of Patiala. He joined SBI as a probationary officer in 1972 and has worked on varied assignments, including deputy managing director and chief financial officer. He has served at SBI overseas office in Dubai and Singapore.
There has been reshuffle of the portfolios of the top brass of bank.
DMD and chief financial officer (CFO) Ashwini Kumar Sharma has been made DMD, information technology (IT). MM Lateef, who was heading SBI-Discount and Finance House of India (SBI-DFHI), State Bank’s primary dealer arm, has taken over from Mr Sharma.
Bharati Rao, DMD in charge of international banking, has been made DMD and chief corporate officer (CCO). Former CCO SK Hariharan will now head the bank’s international operations as DMD.
Om Prakash Bhatt has been appointed chairman of the country’s largest bank — State Bank of India. for five-year tenure. Prior to this appointment, Mr Bhatt was managing director at State bank of Travancore. Mr Bhatt, started off as an Probationary Officer in SBI in 1972. Mr Bhatt was posted in London and then in Washington between 1997 and ‘02.
State Bank of India will complete acquisition of Giro Commercial Bank of Kenya and PT Bank Indo Monex of Indonesia by August 2006.
O P Bhatt, managing director of State Bank of Travancore, has taken over as managing director of State Bank of India.
SBI has got three new deputy managing directors (DMD) -
Bharti Rao, DMD of international banking group.
V K Gupta, DMD, Chief Credit Officer.
K Sitaraman, DMD - Information Technology.
These appointments will take the total number of DMDs with SBI to seven. The other SBI DMDs are S K Hariharan (associates and subsidiaries), A K Sharma (chief financial officer), P K Mitra (inspection and audit) and Abhijit Datta (chief development officer). SBI Chairman A K Purwar is retiring at the end of May 2006.
The indefinite strike by employees of SBI has been finally called off after seven-days . Under the settlement, the fresh `cut-off' of basic pay for determining pension has been increased to Rs 21,040 from Rs 8,500