Diwakar Gupta speaks about the financial services offered by banks, availing which can be good way to inculcate one’s habit of saving. Specifically, he speaks about the initiatives taken by SBI to help its employees make better investment choices.
SP Tulsian and Hemant Rustagi spoke about the investment and its effect on the stock market.
Below is an edited transcript of the panel’s interaction on CNBC TV18:
Diwakar Gupta: If you look at the different options available today in the Indian financial space, banks are some of the best regulated. They have good regulations, track record of robust and stable performance and so they have the trust of the people.
Banks also provide an entire gamut of financial services, like insurance and mutual funds, under one roof. You can do transactions at an affordable rate seamlessly and at low costs. So banks remain a great place to start the saving habit.
For staff members who have just started, we give an additional interest of 1% on deposits. So, that is an incentive for them to save above whatever would be the value proposition for saving. We also encourage our staff to take up courses like the certified insurance facilitator or the AMFI, basically to make them investment literate.
The third thing is the availability of good insurance products which we also offer to our staff members, both in terms of group insurance on the life side and the non-life side. So, we encourage our staff to espouse all the three things.
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- [By Steve Symington]
What: Shares of Calix (NYSE: CALX ) dropped more than 30% during intraday trading Wednesday after the communications equipment supplier reported mixed third-quarter results and weak forward guidance.
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- [By Jonathan Morgan]
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- [By Jake L’Ecuyer]
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- [By Jake L’Ecuyer]
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- [By Monica Gerson]
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- [By Bryan Murphy]
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- [By Holly LaFon]
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- [By Alexis Xydias]
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- [By Inyoung Hwang]
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- [By Seth Jayson]
Hawkins (Nasdaq: HWKN ) reported earnings on May 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Hawkins met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.