Banking Stocks Surge After RBI Rate Cut

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Banking stocks were seen trading higher after the report that RBI cut repo rates by 25 Basis Points on Thursday.

The RBI Cut interest rates by 25 basis points to 7.75 per cent from 8 per cent. The country's central bank has left the CRR rate unchanged at 4 per cent.

Banking Stocks Surge After RBI Rate Cut
ICICI Bank: Quotes, News
BSE 290.95BSE Quote2.95 (1.01%)
NSE 290.35NSE Quote2.45 (0.84%)
State Bank of India: Quotes, News
BSE 276.40BSE Quote3 (1.09%)
NSE 276.40NSE Quote3.25 (1.18%)

Almost all of the other banking stocks including the PSU banking stocks were up between 3-5 per cent. Allahabad bank was up 5.41 per cent. Smaller private sector banks like South Indian Bank and Lakshmi Vilas Bank were also seen trading higher.

Banking stocks such as ICICI Bank was up 4 per cent, SBI rose 4.53 per cent and Bank of Baroda surged 4 per cent.

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Story first published: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 12:52 [IST]
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