This Article is From Sep 29, 2014

PM Modi's US Breakfast Meet: Goldman Eager to Participate in India Growth Story

PM Modi's US Breakfast Meet: Goldman Eager to Participate in India Growth Story

New York: Financial services giant Goldman Sachs has said it is eager to participate in India's growth story as its CEO Lloyd Blankfein met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and described him as a "charismatic leader" on Monday.

After meeting Mr Modi in New York, Mr Blanfein told PTI, "We discussed India. We are enthusiastic about the changes and the reforms in India and we are anxious to do our part in making India a better place.

"The meeting was very good. He is a very charismatic leader."

With a global turnover of nearly $35 billion, US-based Goldman Sachs has a significant presence in India. With offices in Bangalore and Mumbai among other cities, it offers investment banking, global investment research, operations and technology services here.

Mr Blankfein was the last business leader to call on PM Modi, who had a busy morning meeting top industry doyens of the US - first over a breakfast with 11 CEOs and therefore one-on-one meetings with six business leaders.

Mr Modi will depart for Washington after addressing global think tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) here. He is on a five-day US visit from September 26 to 30.