ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Banking and Finance

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This paper proposes an architectural design for a microfinance service delivery network. It emphasises that savings followed by credit, insurance and money transfer, in descending order of priority,...
This paper critiques the approach and recommendations of the 2004 government of India expert group on foreign institutional investment flows. The groupâ??s approach raise several important analytical...
It has been observed that there is a significant relationship between the demand for life insurance and various macroeconomic variables. High growth of GDP induces an economic effect through higher...
It is believed that the working capital support extended by commercial banks to small-scale industry is far from adequate. Although the SSI is a part of the priority sector, its share in total...
This paper examines total factor productivity technical and scale efficiency changes in regional rural banks by using data from 192 banks for the period 1996 to 2002. Rural banks showed significant...
Faced with pressures of international financial liberalisation, it is natural that Indian policy-makers want intermediaries to consolidate and improve their competitive position in both domestic and...
The present study investigates the relative importance of macro (interest rates, inflation, etc) and micro (order flows, information, etc) variables in determining the short-run exchange rate...
In the early 1990s, India figured low in the global ranking of the state of capital markets. The adoption of sophisticated IT tools in trading and settlement mechanisms has now placed India in the...
The capital structure of Indian corporates reflects a churning, with a preference for internal financing over external financing. This behavioural pattern is the essence of the pecking order theory...
Monetary policy in most developed countries is conducted with the system being kept marginally short of liquidity. In contrast, many emerging market monetary authorities have been facing surplus...
This article views the operations of foreign banks in historical perspective, and taking a cue therefrom, provides an analysis of contemporary policy that has promoted their aggressive expansion. The...
The Indian experience with reform in the financial sector indicates that, inter alia, there are three important outcomes of such liberalisation. First, there is increased financial fragility, which...
We offer a dynamical systems translation of the Godley and Cripps (1983) framework. Stability of an economy is shown to depend on the concatenation of four parameters: a steady-state money income...
Agricultural credit has played a vital role in supporting farm production in India. Though the outreach and amount of agricultural credit have increased over the years, several weaknesses have crept...
The overarching goal of the second Basel accord is aligning the capital requirements of banks with risk sensitivity. The accord emphasises the quantification of capital requirements on the basis of...
The new Basel accord is slated to come into effect in India around 2007 raising the question of how the revised standards will influence bank behaviour. Using a simple theoretical model, it is shown...
The surge in bank credit in the last couple of years has been an encouraging phenomenon in Indiaâ??s banking sector. This reflects as much the turnaround in the economy as the improved balance sheets...
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