‘International banking is going to be a very clear focus for us’
How are you looking at expanding your operations abroad?
International banking is going to be a very clear focus for us. To expand our presence in central Asia, we are acquiring a controlling stake in a Kazakhstan-based bank, Dana Bank. Soon, the bank is opening a joint venture bank in Bhutan and a branch at Dubai International Finance Centre in UAE. The bank has also received RBI’s approval for setting up a subsidiary at Vancouver and to upgrade our representative office at Shanghai to a branch.
How much stake are you planning to acquire in Kazakhstan-based Dana Bank? And what is the status?
We are acquiring 63.64% stake in Kazakhstan-based Dana Bank, which is subject to regulatory approval by Reserve Bank of India. Our board has already cleared the proposal and we are approaching RBI for this.
What is the size of Dena Bank ?
It is a five-branch operation. There will be a lot of bilateral trade between India and Kazakhstan. Since
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