There is a good demand emerging from infrastructure
and power sectors, says State Bank of India chairman A
K Purwar. "A lot of efficient power producers are
scaling up capacities."
says over the past three years corporates, in general,
have become far more efficient than what they were earlier,
therefore their dependence on banks is lessening for regular
credit off-take, he says the economy is showing positive
signals and bank advances have grown in excess of 12 per
cent on a year-on-year basis (September 2002-03). "Most
of the growth has been on the bank's global balance-sheet
the same period, SBI had recorded over a 40-per cent growth
in retail advances, while corporate credit has not seen
much growth, he says. "We expect that to change by
the end of this year."