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Indian bank reports $1.8b fraud at single branch

Published : Thursday, 15 February, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 113

MUMBAI, Feb 14: India's second-largest state-run bank said Wednesday it had detected fraud of almost $1.8 billion at one of its branches, sending its shares plunging more than seven per cent.
The Punjab National Bank (PNB), one of several state-owned lenders the government is trying to clean up, said transactions worth $1.77 billion had been made "for the benefit of a few select account holders with their apparent connivance".
It said they had occurred at a single branch in India's financial capital Mumbai.
"Based on these transactions other banks appear to have advanced money to these customers abroad," the bank said, adding that the fraud had been reported to enforcement agencies for further investigation.    —AFP





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