Budget 2020: Government to Raise Fund for LIC IPO

LIC India

In Budget 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman has announced that the Government has planned to sell part of the stake in State-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India. As a result of this, LIC Housing Finance share price rose more than 5 percent intraday on February 1.

Apart from that, LIC workers started to protest in many states as it Government will sale part of the stake. Minister also said that The government is planning to raise fund via LIC initial public offering.

LIC India

Government planned to sell part of  LIC stake in the entity through an initial public offering (IPO) and raise funds. In the budget 2020, LIC Housing Finance was quoting at Rs 456.25, up Rs 18.75, or 4.29 percent.

Banks stores development eases back in the midst of banking reforms

Bank of Ghana

The development rate in business banks’ stores has backed off in the midst of the reforms attempted by the national bank to fortify the segment.

The Bank of Ghana in its most recent banking division report expressed that stores, as the principle wellspring of subsidizing for the banking business, developed by 17.1 percent in October 2019, hardly lower than the 20.7 percent expansion in the earlier year.

Bank of Ghana

The national bank report implies that although bank all out stores still developed in the period under audit, the pace of development missed the mark concerning what was accomplished a year sooner.

The all out banking segment stores expanded to GH¢78.90 billion by GH¢11.51 billion in October 2019 from GH¢67.38 billion in October 2018. Notwithstanding the log jam in development rate, the Bank of Ghana keeps up that the sheer development focuses to a reestablished trust in the banking division following the reforms.


The report uncovered that as of October 2019, banks in the nation made an absolute profit of GHS2.83 billion which was a 45.3 percent expansion in the figure recorded same period in 2018.

The controller properties this expansion in profitability in the banking part to the reforms it executed in the course of the most recent two years.

“The business’ monetary record posted a solid presentation reflected by powerful development in all out resources financed by continued development in stores and expanded capital levels comparative with a year ago.

Additionally, the industry’s salary proclamation recorded a noteworthy year-on-year increment in profit-after-charge on the rear of more grounded development in income lines contrasted with working costs.


When all is said in done, banks’ complete resources developed by in excess of 13 percent to GH¢121 billion in October 2019.

Of this, the load of household resources expanded by more than 16 percent to GH¢111.5 billion in October 2019, while remote resources decreased by 7.7 percent from the decrease in banks’ situations abroad.

Local resources remained the biggest part in complete resources with the offer expanding to 92.2 percent in October 2019.


The BoG since 2017 has been executing various reforms it demands will reinforce the banking segment. These reforms incorporated the presentation of an expanded least capital necessity which is currently pegged at GH¢400 million.

Different reforms have advanced around advance renaming and advance benefits. These reforms among others have prompted the controller denying the permit of nine banks which felled foul of the controller’s prerequisite.

Liquidity surplus in banks races past Rs 4 trn. Will it lead to swelling?

Liquidity Surplus

The surplus liquidity in the banking framework crossed Rs 4 trillion on Thursday, information discharged on Friday appeared, as the administration reclaimed Rs 61,000 crore of its bonds gave in 2003, and perhaps as a result of some use done.

The legislature will obtain 70-days cash worth Rs 30,000 crore through the Cash Management Bill on Monday, and the Reserve Bank of India did a 63-day turn around repo sale of Rs 25,000 crore on Friday to retain some portion of the Rs 4.15 trillion of abundance liquidity.

Liquidity Surplus

Be that as it may, bond vendors don’t see the high liquidity surplus disturbing the framework accordingly, with the exception of some minor hiccups. While The monetarist school of financial analysts accept that surplus liquidity prompts swelling, yet it isn’t generally so. There are different components that can balance the liquidity sway on expansion.

“In the present case, it looks impossible that swelling will get because of the surplus liquidity. Request in the economy is still very powerless. The surplus liquidity will keep the medium-term rates at or somewhat beneath the repo rates,” said Badrish Kullhalli.

So what potentially may occur if there is bounteous liquidity in the framework for quite a while? “Bounteous liquidity has been key instrument for absorbing a bit of deliberate hazard over the most recent one year. Be that as it may, without any pickup in action in the credit showcase, this will keep on hosing cash multiplier,” said Soumyajit Niyogi, partner chief at India Ratings and Research.

“The worry is regardless of delicate interest for credit, framework is gradually getting increasingly subject to national bank in the G-Sec market,” Niyogi said.

The national bank is additionally attempting to impact the yield bend, rather than leaving it to the market powers. The explanation could be to address the spread between the shorter-term securities and the lofty longer term yields through open market tasks (OMO), however the market expects the national bank getting ready justification for the administration to acquire extra at a lower rate.

“RBI is probably not going to find a way to wipe up the surplus liquidity, in the close to term. Notwithstanding the exceptional OMOs, RBI most likely anticipates that the surplus liquidity should help in keeping short end yields low. The enormous surplus liquidity will presumably forestall any through and through OMO buys by RBI and may prompt progressively Special OMOs, if RBI needs to contain any yield spike in long end yields,” Kullhalli said.

“It is a transitory variation, likely brought about by reclamation and venture up in government use meeting up. Regardless, it won’t affect the yields much aside from medium-term yields,” said Indranil Pan, boss financial specialist of IDFC First Bank.

US Dollar value stable at Egypt’s significant banks after a decrease in 2019


The US dollar conversion scale was steady during Tuesday’s exchanges at Egypt’s significant banks.

The dollar rate has declined by more than EGP 1.85 pounds since the beginning of 2019.

At the National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr and the Arab African International Bank, the dollar rate stayed stable, recording EGP 15.99 for purchasing and EGP 16.09 for selling.


The dollar rate at the Commercial International Bank and Suez Canal Bank enrolled EGP 15.98 for purchasing and EGP 16.08 for selling.

At the National Bank of Greece, the dollar cost likewise recorded EGP 15.99 for purchasing and EGP 16.09 for selling.

The dollar rate at the United Bank stayed stable, enlisting EGP 16 for purchasing and EGP 16.10 for selling.