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BRANCH BANKING | Staff Reporter, India

India’s Exim-Bank opens Rangoon office

Will help promote trade between India and Burma.

The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) opened a representative office in Rangoon located at Bo Yar Nyunt Street, Dagon township.

Exim Bank said it had already extended credit totaling US$247.4 million to projects in Burma in sectors such as railways, telecommunications, power and vehicle manufacturing and assembly.

The opening of the Exim-Bank office follows Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Burma in May 2012 during which India reportedly agreed to provide US$500 million to build railway and irrigation projects. India has also pledged another US$250 million for other projects.

Total trade between Burma and India rose by 4% to reach US$ 1.9 billion in the 2012 to 2013 fiscal year.

India’s main exports to Burma are pharmaceuticals, iron and steel, machinery, boilers and electrical equipment.


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