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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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SBI’s hikes base rate 75 bps, short term deposit rates to soar

State-owned banking giant State Bank of India yesterday announced a sharp hike in lending and fixed deposit rates effective May 12. Last week, the Reserve Bank of India acted to contain inflation, which stubbornly remained higher than its targeted range (even after being revised repeatedly). The central bank hiked the repo and reverse repo rates by 50 basis points and hiked the interest rates on savings bank balances to 4% from 3.5%.

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