The city of Machilipatnam in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh functions as a municipal corporation, as well as the administrative, headquarter of its district. The city is also known as Masulipatnam and Bandar. It is an ancient port town which served as the settlement of the European traders in the 16th century. The British, Dutch and French used it as a major trading port in the 17th century. Machilipatnam experiences a tropical savanna climate with hot and humid summers and moderate winters. The city gets torrential rainfall during July, August and September. Owing to its vicinity to the Bay of Bengal, Machilipatnam is frequently hit by cyclones originating in the sea. The Machilipatnam Municipal Corporation is the civic body responsible for the governance of the city. This seaside city is known for its handloom industry, specializing in Kalamkari textiles that are exported to the United States and other Asian countries. Building boats and fishing are the other notable industries. Machilipatnam used to be a trading base for the Europeans and was known for the minting of copper coins, exporting diamonds and textiles. The AP state government is trying to revive the glory of the former port city. The Machilipatnam Area Development Authority is planning to set up a deep seaport and its associated industrial corridor at Machilipatnam which is expected to employ over 25,000 people.
On 19 July 1969, The GoI nationalized the UCO Bank. The overseas operations of the nationalized UCO bank continued in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The Malaysian law forbids the foreign government ownership in banks of Malaysia. Therefore, UCO Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, and Indian Bank contributed in operating a new joint-venture bank, known as United Asian Bank incorporated in Malaysia, with each of the three parent banks owning one-third of the shares. The bank has a regional presence of 3,078 branches and 2564 ATMs with a prospective growth in the number of branches as well as ATMs. The logo of UCO bank includes a pair of clasped hands covered by an octagonal structure. It has been colored blue since the organizations inception is to represent the national responsibility of the bank. The background of the logo is yellow from the beginning. The motto of the UCO Bank is "Honours your Trust". The significant competitors of the bank have always been the State Bank of India, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and the Bank of India. The economic liberalization may bring foreign banks, which could make the inter-bank competition intense for commercial and well-to-do retail customers.