State Bank of India:
(SBI) is owned by the Government of India and is the largest bank in the Indian subcontinent. If one measures by the number of branch offices (10,000 + as on March, 2008), SBI is the second largest bank in the world. SBI, the oldest commercial bank in the Indian subcontinent, is also present in 32 countries, where it has 84 offices serving the international needs of the bank’s foreign and Indian customers. In recent years, the bank has sought to expand its overseas operations by buying foreign banks. It is the only Indian bank to feature in the top 100 world banks in the Fortune Global 500 rating and various other rankings. According to the Forbes 2000 listing it tops all Indian companies. With an asset base of $126 billion and its reach, it is a regional banking behemoth.