All women's bank: Politics vs economics
Mar 5, 2013
Saturday March 8, 2014
When asked for the business details, Ms. Kochhar refused to call the vertical either as a profit center nor did she say that it is part of its CSR efforts. It is an "initiative" which has wide impact on the society, bank's managing director and chief...
India | Press Trust of India | Friday February 7, 2014
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and ICICI Bank Managing Director Chanda Kochhar are among Fortune magazine's list of 50 most powerful women in business who are "taking on the world" by pushing into new territories and inspiring women in their home countries....
Wednesday January 8, 2014
Women employees of State Bank of India (SBI) can now take a two-year sabbatical leave from work for purposes like children's education.
Thursday December 19, 2013
India's biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday cut interest rates on home loans by 0.15 per cent to 0.35 per cent and introduced special home loan rates for women customers.
Thursday December 12, 2013
According to a press release issued SKS Microfinance, the deal involved downloading receivables from micro loans extended to 100,850 rural women entrepreneurs through a Special Purpose Vehicle whose Pass Through Certificates (PTCs) have been purchase...
Press Trust of India | Thursday November 21, 2013
Google is collaborating with Intel, HUL and Axis bank on the campaign, and aims to get 50 million women online in one year.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday November 21, 2013
With women comprising just 30 per cent of the online population in India, Internet giant Google said yesterday it aims to help 50 million women in the country go digital in a year.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 20, 2013
With women comprising just 30 per cent of the online population in India, Internet giant Google today said it aims to help 50 million women in the country go digital in a year.
Tuesday November 19, 2013
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday directed public sector banks to provide credit to women self-help groups at the rate of 7 per cent per annum so as to get the benefit of interest subvention scheme under the Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yoja...
Cheat Sheet | NDTV Profit | Wednesday November 20, 2013
The first branch of India's first all-woman bank -- Bharatiya Mahila Bank -- opened in Lucknow on Tuesday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi inaugurated the branch via video conferencing from Mumbai. Finance Minister P...
Tuesday November 19, 2013
The Prime Minister inaugurated the bank today, which will focus on lending to women and women-run businesses. It will also predominantly employ women. Seven branches will be operational from today and the government aims at 25 branches by March 31.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday November 19, 2013
A branch of India's first all-women bank -- Bharatiya Mahila Bank -- will open in Lucknow today, officials said.
Tuesday November 12, 2013
Mobile technology and regulatory reforms have made it easier and cheaper for private and public companies around the world to offer banking services to the poor, youth, women and rural residents, and others who lacked access.
Thursday November 7, 2013
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) issued the new five-year, triple-A rated bond to Japanese investors. It follows the World Bank's sale of several billion dollars in "green bonds" over the past five years, whose proceeds go to help countrie...
Saturday October 26, 2013
Women need to master the art of investing, in order to stay financially independent and to plan for retirement.
Monday October 21, 2013
Four Indians led by ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar have made to Fortune magazine's global list of top-50 women business leaders, while PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi has been ranked second in a similar list for the US.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 24, 2013
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced on Monday that at least $700 million would be made available over the next two years for women's and children's health needs in poor countries.
World | Reuters | Wednesday August 14, 2013
A man armed with a handgun took two women and a man hostage at a bank where they work in Louisiana on Tuesday, and police were negotiating with the gunman to win the release of his captives, authorities said.
World | Reuters | Thursday July 25, 2013
British 19th century novelist Jane Austen will become the face of the new 10 pound note, the Bank of England said yesterday, defusing criticism that women are under-represented on the country's currency.
Hubs | Edited by Prasad Sanyal (with inputs from IANS) | Wednesday July 3, 2013
The National Disaster Management Authority or the NDMA has told NDTV that over 100 pilgrims are still stuck at Badrinath. "To say all yatris are evacuated would be incorrect. The villagers near Manna also need to come down. It was premature to call-o...