• SBI, Canara Bank Slash Loan Rates, FinMin Urges Others to Follow

    Emboldened by public sector banks, State Bank of India (SBI) and Canara Bank's move of slashing prime lending rate (PLR) by 0.25 percent, India's Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has urged other state-run banks to follow suit to ensure that productive sectors of the economy are not starved of credit.