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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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State of play: India's banks in 2014

July 1, 2014

Two new players have been admitted into the Indian banking sector in 2014, but declining profitability among the country's existing lenders in the past 12 months does not appear to be inspiring much confidence in the industry. The Banker talks to chief executives at both established and new institutions, and discusses past performance and future plans.

India's new prime minister faces banking test

May 27, 2014

There is a lot of hope pinned on India's newly elected prime minister Narendra Modi. But, with so many economic – not to mention social and political – problems to be tackled, can he live up to expectations?

Sorry times for emerging market currencies

May 1, 2014

Emerging market currencies benefited handsomely from the US central bank’s huge quantitative easing programme. With that now being unwound and with China slowing, emerging currencies are now in retreat. Those from economies with weak fundamentals are especially vulnerable. 

Where is India's political all-rounder?

April 11, 2014

In choosing their next leader, Indians are essentially having to choose between economic and political stability, with neither of the two major candidates likely to satisfy on both scores. 

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