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State Bank of India to raise Rs 11,576 crore equity capital

State Bank of India has got government approval to raise equity capital Rs 11,576 crore in equity capital. SBI said that it will raise Rs 2,000 crore by way of a preferential equity issue to the government, which is its main shareholder, and also raise Rs 9,576 through a qualified institutional placement. The government’s approval is subject to its stake in the company not falling below 58%, from the current level of 62.3%.


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Karnataka Bank to raise Rs 500 crore through a QIP

Private sector bank Karnataka Bank will be issuing Rs 500 crore worth of equity shares through a qualified institutional placement. The issue will contribute towards its Tier I capital, in the computation of its capital adequacy ratio. Banks have to maintain a certain proportion of their capital to their assets (loans) known as capital adequacy ratio (CAR), a measure of their financial strength to meet contingencies. Karnataka Bank had a CAR of 13.54% as of March 31, 2009 as per Basel-I norms.

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