HSBC India head Naina Lal Kidwai to retire on December 31
HSBC India head Naina Lal Kidwai to retire on December 31

Kidwai joined the bank as Vice Chairman and Managing Director at HSBC Securities and Capital Markets in 2002 and was appointed as group general manager in 2006. She took over as chief executive of HSBC India in 2007 and as Chairman of HSBC India in 2009.

HSBC India plans to launch 'green bonds' this year

"HSBC is the world's fourth largest issuer of green bonds. We are big player. We are working to get this in India. We are working with key authorities on this issue. Most probably we will launch this year," Kidwai said.

Retrospective tax issue needs quick-fix: Naina Lal Kidwai

Seasoned banker Naina Lal Kidwai says the issue of minimum alternate tax needs to be tackled amicably and fast, even as she sees full convertibility of the rupee as a 10-year programme.

RBI likely to keep rates unchanged in monetary policy on Apr 1

The Reserve Bank is likely to keep interest rate unchanged in the upcoming annual monetary policy on April 1 as the retail inflation is yet to show definite signs of moderation.

RBI likely to maintain status quo: Kidwai

The Reserve Bank is likely to keep interest rates unchanged in its annual monetary policy next week even as inflation has moderated, said HSBC country head Naina Lal Kidwai.

RBI should pause rate hike, focus on growth: HSBC chief

HSBC India country head Naina Lal Kidwai has said the Reserve Bank needs to desist from hiking interest rates as growth has slumped to below potential.

Graft, high interest hit investments in India: FICCI

Domestic as well as overseas investments have plunged in the recent quarters due to high interest rates and widespread corruption in the general administration, says chief of a leading industry chamber.

Food Security Bill 'a troublesome act': FICCI

Making clear its opposition to the Food Security Bill, industry body Ficci Monday called it a "troublesome act", saying that cash transfer will be the best way forward.

RBI rate hike to be a body blow to industry: Kidwai

As the weak rupee raises pressure on RBI to hike interest rates, HSBC country head Naina Lal Kidwai said any increase would be a 'body blow' to industry and growth.

Govt may issue NRI bonds soon to check rupee fall: Kidwai

With rupee continuing to be weak against the dollar, an NRI bonds issue may become imminent soon to contain its free-fall that has already impacted the Indian economy, HSBC country head Naina Lal Kidwai said.

RBI move bad for industry, hopes quick reversal: Kidwai

Days after RBI tightened liquidity to check rupee fall, HSBC country head and Ficci president Naina Lal Kidwai today said the move was bad for industry as it would eventually lead to hike in interest rate.

We would be lucky if interest rates stay flat: Kidwai

Consider yourself lucky if interest rates stay flat as it will be very hard for RBI to lower interest rates now, HSBC India Country Head Naina Lal Kidwai said on Tuesday.

'Proposed Land Acquisition Bill is a concern for the industry'

Expressing its concerns over the Land Acquisition Bill, FICCI Thursday said the proposed legislation should balance the interests of the farmers and the industry.

India Inc hails RBI policy; hopes for further cut in future

India Inc on Tuesday welcomed the 0.25 percent interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank saying it would help revive confidence of industry and hoped for further cuts in the coming days.

'Investors want progressive, consistent regulations in India'

India needs to have a regulatory regime that is consistent and progressive in nature to find a place in the investment roadmap of foreign companies.

Float sovereign bond to check rupee fall: HSBC's Kidwai

To contain further depreciation of rupee, HSBC India head Naina Lal Kidwai has suggested that the government consider issuance of sovereign bonds to attract foreign funds.

Reduction in CRR and SLR expected: HSBC

The Reserve Bank of India should reduce CRR and SLR to ease the stress on liquidity, HSBC Asia Pacific Director and India Country Head Naina Lal Kidwai said.

MFI sector needs regulation: Kidwai

Pitching for early enactment of the Micro Finance Bill, HSBC India Chief Naina Lal Kidwai has said the MFI sector has huge potential but needs regulations for growth.