Buy Repco Home Finance; target of Rs 684: Cholamandalam Securities

Cholamandalam Securities’ research report on Repco Home Finance   RHFL’s loan book grew at moderate rate (10.3%YoY, 3.9%QoQ) to INR 99bn on the back of higher disbursements (27.7% YoY, 29.2% QoQ). In 4QFY18, Sanctions grew by 32.2% YoY (19.4% QoQ) which poses healthy loan growth trajectory for coming quarters. The management expects loan book to grow by ~20% in FY19E (15% growth in TN and 20-25% growth in ex-TN regions) and disbursements by 35-36% in FY19E. Growth in loan book was led by salaried segment (18.8%YoY). Non-salaried segment witnessed a moderate…

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Finance firm chief barred for ‘serious incompetence’

The Royal Court In what has been described as a ‘landmark case’ for the financial regulator and the industry, the Royal Court rejected David Jonathan Francis’s appeal against the decision of the Jersey Financial Services Commission to publicly criticise his business activities and to bar him from practice. Mr Francis was the subject of a JFSC public statement issued in 2013, which heavily criticised his actions while he was the chief executive and a major shareholder of Horizon Trustees (Jersey) Limited. A judgment made by the Royal Court on 4…

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In Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy’s Party Gets Finance, Congress Home Ministry

NEW DELHI:  After days of negotiation, HD Kumaraswamy’s Janata Dal Secular and the Congress have finalized the division of power — with the crucial finance ministry going to the regional party and the home department to the Congress. The cabinet expansion is expected over the week-end, said party sources. The Congress is expected to get 22 of the 34 ministries and the JD(S) 12. Last week, only Chief Minister Kumaraswamy and Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara of the Congress took oath amid speculation of conflict between the coalition partners over cabinet…

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See N Chandrasekaran as a software man with niche in finance: Vallabh Bhanshali

N Chandrasekaran completes a year as Tata Sons’ Chairman and keeps to his promise of stabilising the conglomerate by simplifying the structure. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Vallabh Bhanshali, Chairman of Enam Securities shared his views on the same. Bhanshali said that would rate Chandra’s performance as 9 on 10 this year, as Tata Group Chairman. He further said that Chandra provides an exemplary depiction of an uncluttered mind. I see Chandra as a software man with niche in finance, he added. He also mentioned that subject to external limitations,…

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Will see if more devolution to states served its purpose: Finance Commission

Headed by former RBI Governor Y V Reddy, the 14th Finance Commission had recommended a record increase in the states’ share in the Union taxes. NEW DELHI: Finance Commission chairman N K Singh today said the panel will ascertain whether increasing the share of Union taxes to states to 42 per cent, along with rationalisation with Centrally Sponsored Schemes, has served its purpose. The 15th Finance Commission has been asked to recommend, among other things, a road map for sound management of government finances. “We will also look at whether the much higher devolution…

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How Indian Government Is Bridging Finance And Transaction Gaps In MSME Industry

Anita Roddick, a British businesswoman and founder of The Body Shop, once quoted, “If I had learned more about business ahead of time, I would have been shaped into believing that it was only about finances and quality management.” She pins down two key factors that drive business growth for entrepreneurs and understanding of ‘finance’ being the first one. Other growth factors like quality management, strategy, people, operations, risk management, customer centricity etc., may also be relevant. However, in this article, we will focus on the significance of finance and transactions as a…

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South Korea to Support ‘Normal’ Crypto Trading, Says Finance Watchdog

South Korea appears to be softening its stance on cryptocurrency trading. According to Yonhap News, Choe Heung-sik, governor of the Financial Supervisory Service, has said the government “will support [cryptocurrency trading] if normal transactions are made.” At a meeting with representatives from cryptocurrency exchanges, Choe also said the government will “encourage” banks to work with cryptocurrency exchanges, the report states. While brief, the statements will likely be seen positively by South Korea’s crypto community, as well as world markets, since the option to outright ban cryptocurrency exchanges had been mulled by…

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Aye Finance raises Rs 25 cr from Hinduja Finance & Intellegrow

Delhi-based MSME lending platform Aye Finance has raised Rs 25 crore from Hinduja Leyland Finance and Intellegrow. This is the second securitisation deal for the company. Last year it had raised Rs 10 crore by securitising part of its portfolio. Sanjay Sharma, Founder and Managing Director Aye Finance said, “The loan requirements of these businesses ranges between Rs 50,000 and Rs 5 lakh, which makes servicing these small ticket loans an expensive proposition. We at Aye have not only designed our processes and automation at minimum cost but we have also partnered with…

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Labour Party leader says UK finance sector will be ‘servant of industry’ under Labour government

Britain’s financial sector will be “the servant of industry not the masters of us all” if the opposition Labour Party gets into power, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Tuesday, accusing bankers of taking the economy hostage. Corbyn, a socialist who has won over many voters with his promises to re-nationalize services and increase public spending, has long targeted London’s lucrative financial sector, saying politicians have been in thrall of money makers for too long. In a speech to a manufacturers’ conference, Corbyn will renew his pledge to re-balance Britain’s…

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Budget 2018: Finance Minister decides to invest in higher education and quality of education

While announcing his budget 2018 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced various benefits for students and education sector in India. The finance minister proposed to launch ‘‘Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022’’ with a total investment of Rs 1,00,000 crore in next four years. This will aim at step up investments in research and related infrastructure in premier educational institutions, including health institutions. This is in line with imparting quality education to the students in the country. The Union Budget 2018 further mentioned that the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) would be…

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