#SECTOR FOCUS/Finance, #2017, #October 2017

Arundhati Bhattacharya is the first woman to chair the State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest state-owned bank. Just before her retirement in early October, she took time out for ‘India Global Business’ during a visit to the UK to delve into Indian banking reforms and the promise of measures like demonetisation and Goods & Services Tax (GST) having a positive impact on the economy in the long term.

What does the new SBI bond index series launched in the UK mean for the Indian bond market?

In respect of the Indian government bond market, we didn’t have any international indices on which the international investors could take a call. The Indian bond market is around $1.7 trillion. With the launch of this index alongside FTSE Russell on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), our intention is to give people a benchmark based on which they can make investment calls.

#UK/EUROPE, #2017, #October 2017

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has become the latest Indian entity to launch a new Green Masala Bond on the London Stock Exchange.

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) listed new a new Green Masala Bond on International Securities Market (ISM) to raise funds to finance renewable energy projects across India.

#August 2017, #Guest Columns

A UN climate expert believes India is on the cusp of becoming a global leader in the field of sustainability.

There are three things that, for me at least, best characterise modern India. And it is because of these qualities that I’m so convinced that the country is on the cusp of becoming a global leader in climate action and sustainability.