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PNB Housing raises Rs 500 cr for green residential projects

PNB Housing Finance has raised Rs 500 crore by issuing bonds to World Bank arm IFC for funding its green residential projects.

Govt to develop 25 regional airports, says Jaitley

Govt to develop 25 regional airports, says Jaitley

 To improve air connectivity, Union Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government plans to develop 25 regional airports.

Arun Jaitley calls for reforms in World Bank at global meet

Arun Jaitley calls for reforms in World Bank at global meet

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has made a strong case for raising shareholding of developing nations including India in the World Bank Group to reflect their share in the global economy and demanded a significant hike in the capital to meet growing financing needs.

HDFC Bank says not interested to enter Ahmedabad IFC

Even as its peers make a beeline to open shop at the GIFT City, the country's second-largest lender HDFC Bank has said it is not keen to have a presence in the country's first international finance centre in Ahmedabad.

Competition Commission set for sweeping powers under IFC

The Competition Commission might wield sweeping authority during formulation of financial market norms, including powers to issue binding directions, if certain provisions in the Indian Financial Code become a reality.

Clipping RBI chief's veto not an FSLRC proposal: Member

In a new twist, an FSLRC member has said the draft bill seeking to clip RBI chief's veto in deciding interest rates does not reflect the views of the panel and it actually favoured Governor having the last word.

Govt proposes to dilute RBI chief's power; can't veto on policy rate

In a move that may dilute powers of RBI chief, the government Thursday proposed taking away his authority to veto the interest rate decision of the central bank's monetary policy committee.

IFFCO, Rabo Equity, IFC may sell stake in NCML for Rs 1,000 cr

IFFCO, Rabo Equity, IFC may sell stake in NCML for Rs 1,000 cr

IFFCO, Rabo Equity and IFC are planning to sell their combined stake of nearly 70 per cent in agri-logistics firm NCML for an estimated Rs 1,000 crore.

IFC invests $35 million in PFS' non-convertible debentures

IFC, a World Bank group member, Wednesday said it has invested USD 35 million in the 10-year non-convertible debentures of PTC India Financial Services(PFS).

World Bank arm to partner IREDA for energy projects

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private financing arm of the World Bank, has said it would partner the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) to provide infrastructure financing for energy projects in India.

Payment bank: Mahindra Finance in talks with IFC for JV

Tech Mahindra on Wednesday said its sister company Mahindra Finance will become equal shareholder if the Reserve Bank clears its payment bank licence, and the company is also in talks with the World Bank Group member IFC for a partnership in the foray.

IFC in talks with India to sell $2 billion in offshore rupee bonds

The International Finance Corp (IFC), the World Bank`s private sector arm, is in talks with Indian regulators on selling another USD 2 billion in rupee-denominated bonds overseas, signalling strong foreign interest in gaining exposure to the country.

IFC launches $2.5 billion rupee-denominated bonds for infra projects in India

The World Bank`s private-sector financing arm on Wednesday launched USD 2.5 billion, rupee-denominated, bonds in the Indian market to fund infrastructure projects, after raising USD 1 billion in offshore bonds for the sector last year.

IFC, Goldman Sachs launch fund for female entrepreneurs

The World Bank`s private finance arm and Goldman Sachs teamed up on Wednesday to launch a $600 million fund to increase access to capital for female entrepreneurs in emerging-market countries.

World Bank to audit tea plantation project in Assam

World Bank's audit arm Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) will investigate claims of labour and human rights abuses at a tea plantation project in Assam that is jointly financed by IFC and Tata Global Beverages.

Yes Bank raises $150 million loan from IFC

Private sector lender Yes Bank Monday said it has raised a seven-year loan of USD 150 million from World Bank group member IFC for onlending to small businesses.

Equifax partners with IFC for MFU credit score

Credit information company Equifax India Monday said it has partnered with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank group member, to offer micro-finance risk scores.

ADB plans rupee denominated bonds

Multilateral funding agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) Wednesday said it is planning to raise funds by issuing rupee denominated bonds.

IFC raises Rs 1,000 crore from first rupee bond sale at 7.75%

World Bank group member IFC has raised Rs 1,000 crore (USD 160 million) in the US from its first offshore sale of rupee bonds.

IFC launches $1 billion bond programme for India

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) - a member of the World Bank Group – Wednesday announced the launch of a USD 1 billion offshore rupee bond programme to strengthen India's capital markets and attract greater foreign investment.