Bank of America (BoA) has
announced an injection of $83 million (Rs330 crore) into its India operation,
to boost the capital base of the bank and further strengthen its capital adequacy
in 2005, the bank had brought in $175 million (Rs767 crore) for its India operations.
Tier I capital of the bank''s India branches now increases to $466 million and
its total capital base goes up to $510 million (Rs2,029 crore). This will help
position the bank for further growth in India, the bank said in a statement yesterday.
India''s managing director and country executive Vishwavir Ahuja said that the
infusion of additional capital reflects the confidence of the bank in its India
operations and its recognition of India as a key growth market in Asia.
said it would help the bank to grow its client and trading businesses, strengthen
its focus on strategic growth areas and provide world-class products and services
to its key Indian clients.