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ADB president confident of Asia's continued ascent

April 1, 2016

Ahead of the 2016 Asian Development Bank annual meeting in Frankfurt, the president of the ADB discusses China’s slowdown and reform agenda while underscoring that other parts of Asia – such as India – are still growing strongly. Interview by Stefania Palma.

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How sustainable are India's public sector banks?

November 2, 2015

India's public sector banks remain the weakest link in the country's banking industry. How are the central bank's repo rate cut and the government's capital infusions affecting these lenders?

Forces at play to reshape Indian banking sector

Forces at play to reshape Indian banking sector

July 1, 2015

With state funding on the decline, and new technologies and more stringent regulation both increasing, the Indian banking sector is undergoing a significant period of change. New players are entering the market, making it even more difficult for the state-owned banks, which are already struggling with deteriorating asset quality and incoming capital adequacy targets.

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The state of play: India’s banks in 2015

July 1, 2015

The Indian government may be keen for consolidation in the banking sector – driven by a desire to see the country's lenders figure among the world's largest banks – but internal resistance to such changes, from bank employees and their unions in particular, continue to thwart such activity. On top of this, India's lenders are struggling with non-performing assets, which has proved a blight on their profits over the past 12 months.  

India's banks log on to digital channels

June 15, 2015

India will have 450 million digital banking customers by 2020 – a fourfold increase, say forecasters. Both public and private sector lenders are gearing up.

Reform needed in 2015

January 5, 2015

Genuine economic reforms will be vital to offset growing volatility in emerging markets.

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Trading up: Bombay Stock Exchange's growth path

December 1, 2014

In the recent past, Bombay Stock Exchange has achieved considerable growth both in terms of the volume and diversification of its listings. But, according to its president and CEO, Ashish Kumar Chauhan, the exchange still has a long way to go.

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Citi rides the Asian tiger

December 1, 2014

With global expansion focused on the Asia-Pacific region, Citi is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growth, with its long presence in the region. Its chief executive in the region talks to Stefania Palma.

Financial inclusion mission targets India's unbanked

October 1, 2014

The Indian government is looking to break the cycle of poverty in the country's rural and urban areas by ensuring every household has a bank account. Rekha Gupta Menon reports on how banks are working to bring the Indian unbanked into the formal banking network.

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Can new hands reshape India's banking sector?

July 1, 2014

Critics have long argued that the obstacles preventing further growth in the Indian banking sector – particularly among its state-owned institutions – can be eliminated by a couple of deft policy changes. The question is, will the country's new government bring about the financial sector reforms that are so badly needed?

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