On the other hand, State Bank of India (SBI), Union Bank of India, Bank of India, Indian Bank and Bank of Baroda were down between 1 and 2 per cent. However, most of these banks recovered from their respective intra-day lows. Bank of Baroda was down 1 per cent at Rs 91. Earlier, it hit a 52-week low of Rs 89, down 3 per cent.
At 02:07 pm, Nifty PSU Bank index was trading 0.20 per cent at 2,445 levels, recovering 2 per cent from its intra-day low of 2,397. In comparison, the benchmark Nifty 50 index was trading 0.28 per cent higher, bouning back one per cent from day’s low.
The department of financial services in the finance ministry has called a meeting with chief executives of ten public sector banks, which are seen as top contenders for merger, on Friday, said a Business Standard
The banks invited for consultations on Friday include Union Bank of India, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, United Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank, Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank, Syndicate Bank and Andhra Bank, the report added. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL REPORT