Signage for Yes Bank Ltd. and ICICI Bank Ltd. are displayed in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Adeel Halim/Bloomberg)

Indian Private Banks Left in the Cold by Capital Pledge: Chart

(Bloomberg) -- As one might expect, India’s private-sector banks were largely excluded from Wednesday’s rally in bank stocks, following the government’s pledge to inject about $32 billion of capital into state lenders. Notable exceptions were ICICI Bank Ltd. and Axis Bank Ltd., which were both upgraded by Morgan Stanley analysts, who said the two will benefit from the eventual clearing of nonperforming loans in the financial system. Still, the assumption that private banks can keep gaining market share from government lenders is “no longer as strong as it was earlier,” Credit Suisse Group AG analysts said in a note.

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