PNB could take control of OBC, Andhra Bank, Allahabad Bank: Reports

Punjab National Bank (PNB) could take control of two or three small state-run banks, that could include Oriental Bank of Commerce, Andhra Bank and Allahabad Bank, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

New Delhi has been trying to merge smaller regional state-run banks with better managed larger government-owned lenders as one way to reduce bad loans that stand at more than Rs 9 trillion ($130 billion), or nearly 5 per cent of the nation’s gross domestic output.  Last year, the government engineered state-owned.....

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