Indore is a rapidly developing tier 2 city which is also the commercial capital of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is proceeding towards becoming a major cosmopolitan hub in central India. The city has set trends in the fields of art, media, commerce, trade, fashion, etc. Indore emphasizes upon finance, research, technology, education and entertainment too, thus justifying its status of being the commercial capital of the state. Indore is said to have the largest economy in central India. It serves as the business and trading capital of the state. Indore is known for its textile industry, which is the largest in India. Handloom and dyeing industries are also quite popular in this city. Indore also focuses on extracting oil using Ghani, weaving bamboo mats and baskets and manufacturing metal utensils. It also has a growing industry of embossing and engraving on gold and silver ornaments. Indore is situated on a high elevation and at the same time, it is an inland location. Hence, it experiences a mix of the humid subtropical climate and the tropical savanna climate. Even the hottest days in the city are relaxed by relatively cool and comfortable nights. This place never lacks enjoyable things ? there are shopping malls, theatres, roller-coaster rides, go-karting tracks, magic shows, circuses - Indore has it all! It has many places of historical and religious importance for visitors to explore.
On 19th February 1943, the OBC was started in Lahore, Pakistan by Late Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal, the founding father of Oriental Bank of Commerce. The bank had to face the after-effects of partition in 1947. The branches in the newly formed Pakistan had shut, and the Registered Office had shifted from Lahore to Amritsar. The registered office was relocated to Delhi, in the year 1951. In 1980, it was nationalized by the Indian government. The merchant banking division of the bank was set up in 1992, and it was authorized by SEBI to act as a category-I merchant banker. In the year 1997, Punjab Co-operative Bank Ltd and Bari Doab Bank Ltd were merged with the OBC bank. The bank had joined hands with Citibank for launching OBC co-branded credit card. In the year 1999, OBC had set up asset recovery branch, one each at Delhi and Mumbai. For women entrepreneurs in the year 2002, the Bank had opened a specialized office and collaborated with Corporation Bank for sharing ATM network. In the year 2003, CBS, OBC had joined hands with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd to make Centralised Banking Solution. In the same year, the OBC Bank and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had agreed to work on projects in the field of small-scale, infrastructure and service areas. In February 2008, the Oriental Bank Navkiran Deposit Scheme was launched by the bank. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company entered into a distribution tie-up with OBC in March of the year 2008.