HDFC Bank’s first quarter results at first seem to suggest all is well; with its net profit growing by 30.5% to Rs 606.1 crore. A closer look reveals that the bank’s core business is suffering from the after effects of the economic slowdown.
Sebi has issued a consent order, accepting HDFC Bank’s application to settle the case filed against it in the IPO scam. It has paid Rs 1 lakh as part of the consent procedure. The Sebi order says that it had launched an investigation into share dealings in shares issued through IPOs during 2003-05.