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Credit growth is 'unfinished agenda', says outgoing SBI chief

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Published : Oct 6, 2017, 3:31 pm IST
Updated : Oct 6, 2017, 3:32 pm IST

Arundhati Bhattacharya will be replaced by colleague and banking veteran Rajnish Kumar.

Outgoing SBI boss Arundhati Bhattacharya said credit growth is an unfinished agenda. (File Photo)
 Outgoing SBI boss Arundhati Bhattacharya said credit growth is an unfinished agenda. (File Photo)

Mumbai: Arundhati Bhattacharya, who ends four years at the helm of State Bank of India on Friday, said reviving lending in the country was one of the major tasks left unfinished.

India’s state banks, including SBI, the country’s largest, have battled rising bad loans in recent years, a fight that has dampened credit growth and slowed a long-awaited economic revival.

But Bhattacharya predicted better days ahead for the bank after a spike in sour debt in the last quarter due to a merger with five subsidiaries.

She will be replaced by colleague and banking veteran Rajnish Kumar.

Tags: arundhati bhattacharya, sbi chairman, state bank of india (sbi), credit growth
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)