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Financial Access in Post-Reform India$
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T.A. Bhavani and N.R. Bhanumurthy

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198076650

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076650.001.0001

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Financial Development

Financial Development

Empirical Evidence

Chapter:
(p.40) 4 Financial Development
Source:
Financial Access in Post-Reform India
Author(s):

T.A. Bhavani

N.R. Bhanumurthy

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076650.003.0004

Chapter 4 analyses the changes in the financial sector development along the dimensions of structure, size, reach, technology, efficiency, soundness of the sector. The structure of the sector has undergone substantial change in terms of new institutions and instruments, although most of them pertain to the private corporate sector. Reforms enabled the sector to grow along the dimensions of size, reach, and to enhance its productivity through the adoption of technological advancements. All the indicators show that the Indian financial sector, particularly banking sector has come a long way from fully regulated, less competitive, and high cost to more efficient and profitable industry. To make the sector more competitive in the international markets, lot more needs to be done.

Keywords:   Structure of financial sector, financial institutions, financial instruments, banking sector, stock markets, mutual funds

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