PM suggests RBI should look into Islamic banking

Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) should look at Islamic banking practices in Malaysia, in the context of suggestions from some quarters that the central bank should introduce such a system in India.

“There have been from time to time demands for experimenting (with) Islamic banking. I would certainly recommend to the RBI, which is looking into the question, to look at what is happening in Malaysia in this regard,” Dr Singh said, when asked whether India would like to learn something about Islamic banking from Malaysia.

Earlier in the day, the Indian prime minister held wide-ranging talks on economic and strategic issues with his Malaysian counterpart Mohammad Najib Tun Abdul Razak, PTI reports.

There has been pressure on the RBI to introduce Islamic banking, a kind of interest-free banking system, in India. It is felt that this could attract billions of dollars in investments from countries in West Asia.

Today, there are between 400 and 500 Islamic banks worldwide that together managed close to $1 trillion. That figure is expected to swell to $4 trillion by 2020. According to global consultant McKenzie, the investment surplus in West Asia is expected to be around $9 trillion by 2020.  Currently, it is about $1.5 trillion.

Earlier this month, Muddassir Siddiqui, partner and head of Islamic finance, Middle East, SNR Denton, said India should be open to interest free banking through banks as a pilot project. “We held close interactions with the finance ministry and RBI officials. We hope the ice is breaking. There was no time-frame for setting up Islamic banking. We are hopeful permission would be granted very soon,” Siddiqui had said, on a visit to India.

The judiciary, it seems, is not favourably disposed to Islamic banking. In one instance, in April this year, the Kerala High court directed the state government and its institutions not to participate financially or otherwise in a financial company modelled on the lines of an Islamic bank. 

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September shareholding pattern suggests India Inc ownership is firmly in FII hands

We are halfway through our analysis of BSE A group companies’ shareholding patterns and have come up with some interesting observations. FII share is going up, while DII share is decreasing

A lot of companies have seen a huge rise in y-o-y and q-o-q FII share and an equally large number of companies have seen a q-o-q and y-o-y fall in DII share. Very few companies have seen y-o-y and q-o-q FII share fall while very few companies have seen DII share rise dramatically.

In some companies, ownership has clearly shifted in the quarter from DII hands to FII - such as ACC, SBI, Adani Enterprises, Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Ashok Leyland, Aurobindo Pharma, Dabur, Divi's Lab, Exide, Godrej Ind, and Indraprastha Gas.

Sharp q-o-q FII rise: Dish TV, Tech Mahindra, Crompton Greaves, ACC, NTPC, ONGC, SBI, Tata Power, Adani Enterprises, Allahabad Bank, Alstom, Andhra Bank, Ashok Leyland, Aurobindo Pharma, BGR Energy, BPCL, Bhushan Steel, Biocon, Cadila, Castrol, Century Textiles, Coromandel Int, Dabur, Divi's Lab, Engineers India, Exide, Godrej Ind, Grasim, GTL Infra, HDIL, Idea, IFCI, IOB, Indraprastha Gas, Indusind Bank.

Sharp q-o-q DII fall: Marico, Patni Computer, JSPL, IRB Infra, United Spirits, ACC, HDFC Bank, SBI, ABB (buyback), Adani Enterprises, Adani Power, Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Ashok Leyland, Asian Paints, Aurobindo Pharma, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, CONCOR, DB Realty, Dabur, Divi's Lab, Exide, Godrej Ind, Godrej Prop, HCC, IDBI Bank, Indiabulls Real Estate, Indraprastha Gas.

In case of Wipro, DIIs seem to have picked up where FIIs have sold q-o-q.

Sharp q-o-q FII fall: GESCO, IRB Infra, Wipro, Aban Offshore, ABB (buyback), Godrej Prop, IDBI Bank.

Sharp q-o-q DII rise: Godrej Consumer, DLF, Wipro, Engineers India, Fortis Healthcare, GSPL, GVK Power, HCL Tech.

Over a year, companies where FIIs have bought where DIIs have sold include Patni, Crompton Greaves, JSPL, United Sprits, ACC, Hero Honda, Allahabad Bank, Apollo Tyres, Ashok Leyland, Aurobindo Pharma, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, Cummins, Dabur, Divi's Lab, DRL, Exide, Godrej Ind, and HDIL.

Sharp y-o-y FII rise: Dish TV, Tech Mahindra, IDFC, OBC, MTNL, Patni Computer, Crompton Greaves, JSPL, United Spirits, ACC, Hero Honda, Hindalco, NTPC, SBI, Tata Motors, Adani Enterprises, Allahabad Bank, Apollo Tyres, Ashok Leyland, Aurobindo Pharma, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, BGR Energy, Bharat Forge, Biocon, Bhushan Steel, Cadila, Canara Bank, Castrol, Century Textiles, CESC, Colgate, Coromandel Int, Cummins, Dabur, Divi's Lab, DRL, Engineers India, Exide, Fortis Healthcare, GMR Infra, Godrej Ind, HCL Tech, HDIL, IFCI, Indusind Bank.

Sharp y-o-y DII fall: Marico, IDFC, ABNL, Patni Computer, Crompton Greaves, JSPL, BoI, IRB Infra, United Spirits, ACC, DLF, HDFC Bank, Hero Honda, Jaiprakash Associates, ABB (buyback), Allahabad Bank, Apollo Tyres, Ashok Leyland, Asian Paints, Aurobindo Pharma, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, CONCOR, Cummins, Dabur, Divi's Lab, DRL, Exide, Godrej Ind, GTL Infra, HCC, HDIL, IDBI Bank, Indiabulls Financial, Indiabulls Real Estate.

Over a year, companies where FIIs have sold where DIIs have bought include BHEL, Tata Steel, Wipro, and GVK Power.

Sharp y-o-y FII fall: BoI, BHEL, RCOM, Reliance Infra, Tata Steel, Wipro, Aban Offshore, ABB (buyback), Bharat Electronics, BPCL, Educomp, EIH, GVK Power, IDBI Bank, Indiabulls Financial, IOB.

Sharp y-o-y DII rise: Tech Mahindra, Godrej Consumer, GESCO, BHEL, Bharti Airtel, NTPC, Tata Steel, Wipro, Engineers India, Essar Oil, Fortis Healthcare, GSPL, GVK Power, Havells, HCL Tech, HDIL, IOB, Indusind Bank.

Quite a few changes have happened in promoter share as well. Marico, HDFC Bank, IDBI and Fortis saw increases while EIH, HDIL and Engineer's India saw falls.

Promoter share:

Sharp q-o-q rise: Marico, HDFC Bank, ABB (buyback), Fortis Healthcare, IDBI Bank.
Sharp q-o-q fall: EIH, Engineers India, HDIL.
Sharp y-o-y rise: ABNL, Reliance Infra, Fortis Healthcare, GTL Infra, IDBI Bank, Indiabulls Real Estate.
Sharp y-o-y fall: Dish TV, Tech Mahindra, United Spirits, EIH, Engineers India, Essar Oil, HDIL

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(This report is based on secondary research and is for information only. None of the stock information, data and company information presented herein constitutes a recommendation or solicitation of any offer to buy or sell any securities. Investors must do their own research and due diligence before acting on any security. Some of the opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and may not necessarily represent those of Moneylife).
 

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Roopsingh

6 years ago

Thanks to BHAVE & co.for this fantastic report of SELF RULE shifting to foreign rule in our economy-he did all this for mere2% of hard earned commission of IFA's-for which our DII's & our retail investors are paying a huge price which is not less then 20% in actual terms-our indian investors have turned their faces because the MOTIVATING force of IFAs is totally idle now-JAI HO JAI HO BHAVE JI KI

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ACE Commex launches futures trade in 5 agri items; Deutsche MF launches DWS Fixed Term Fund-Series 76; Fidelity MF unveils Fidelity Fixed Maturity Plan-Series IV-Plan A; Principal MF introduces Principal Pnb Fixed Maturity Plan-91 Days-Series XXV; Sundaram MF floats Sundaram Fixed Term Plan-AP

ACE Commex launches futures trade in 5 agri items

Kotak Group-promoted ACE Commodity Exchange today kick started as the country's fifth national commodity bourse with the launch of futures trading in five agricultural items - castor seed, chana, soyabean, mustard seed and refined soy oil.
In the opening hour of the trade, futures trading was more active in the December contracts of all five agri-commodities, though the November 2010 and January 2011 contracts were also available for traders.
According to the exchange data, the castor seed contract for December expiry opened at Rs3,442 per quintal, chana at Rs2,440 per quintal, soyabean at Rs2,244 per quintal, mustard seed at Rs573 per 20 kg and refined soy oil at Rs545.9 per 10 kg.
At 11 hours, the trade volumes in the December contract of soybean was 144 tonnes, refined soy oil at 76 tonnes, chana at 59 tonnes, castor seed at 60 tonnes and mustard seed at 35 tonnes.
The exchange, which has upgraded itself to a national exchange from a regional exchange, earlier Ahmedabad Commodity Exchange, has applied with the sector regulator Forward Market Commission (FMC) for permission to offer non-agricultural items like crude, gold and bullion.
Presently, Kotak Group is the anchor investor in ACE Commodity Exchange with a 51% stake, while Haryana's Hafed has a 15% interest and banks like Bank of Baroda, Union Bank and Corporation Bank have an over 14% stake.
The remaining equity is held by Ahmedabad Commodity Exchange members. 
The other four national commodity exchanges are NMCE, MCX, NCDEX and ICEX.

Deutsche MF launches DWS Fixed Term Fund-Series 76

Deutsche Mutual Fund has launched DWS Fixed Term Fund-Series 76, one year close-ended income scheme. The objective of the fund is to generate regular income by investing in debt and money-market instruments maturing on or before the date of the maturity of the scheme. The scheme will invest 100% in domestic debt instruments having low to medium risk.
During the new fund offer, the units will be offered at face value of Rs10 per unit. The scheme offers growth and dividend (payout) options. The scheme opens on 27th October and closes on 28th October. The exit load for the scheme is nil. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000. The minimum target amount is Rs1 crore.
CRISIL Short Term Bond Index is the benchmark index. The scheme will be managed by Avnish Jain.

Fidelity MF unveils Fidelity Fixed Maturity Plan-Series IV-Plan A

Fidelity Mutual Fund has launched Fidelity Fixed Maturity Plan-Series IV-Plan A, a close-ended income scheme. The primary objective of the scheme is to generate reasonable returns and reduce interest rate volatility through investment in money market and short- to mid-term debt instruments having maturity, on or before the date of maturity of a plan.
During the new fund offer (NFO), the units will be offered at face value of Rs10 per unit. The scheme offers growth and dividend (payout) options. The scheme has tenor of 94 days. The scheme opens on 27th October and closes on 28th October. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000. The exit load for the scheme is nil. CRISIL Liquid Fund Index is the benchmark index. The scheme will be managed by Shriram Ramanathan and Mahesh Chhabria. 

Principal MF introduces Principal Pnb Fixed Maturity Plan-91 Days-Series XXV

Principal Mutual Fund has launched Principal Pnb Fixed Maturity Plan-91 Days-Series XXV, a close-ended income scheme.
The investment objective of the scheme is to build an income-oriented portfolio and generate returns through investment in debt/money-market instruments and government securities.
During the new fund offer, the units will be offered at face value of Rs10 per unit. The scheme offers growth and dividend options. The scheme opens on 27th October and 28th October. The exit load for the scheme is nil. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000. The minimum target amount is Rs35 crore. CRISIL Liquid Fund Index is the benchmark index. The scheme will be managed by Shobit Gupta.

Sundaram MF floats Sundaram Fixed Term Plan-AP

Sundaram Mutual Fund has launched Sundaram Fixed Term Plan-AP, a close-ended income scheme.
The investment objective is to generate income with minimum volatility by investing in debt and money-market securities, which mature on or before the maturity of the scheme.
During the new fund offer, the units will be offered at face value of Rs10 per unit. The scheme offers growth and dividend (payout) options. The scheme opens on 27th October and 29th October. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000. The exit load for the scheme is nil.
CRISIL Short-Term Bond Fund Index is the benchmark index. The scheme will be managed by Dwijendra Srivastava.
 

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