Faridabad, the largest city in Haryana, is located very close to the Indian capital city New Delhi. It is an integral part of the National Capital Region (NCR) owing to its proximity to Delhi. Faridabad is an industrial city. The city is spread along the banks of the Yamuna. The city is a thoroughfare for the tourists visiting Vrindavan, Mathura and Agra. The economy of the city is run by a large number of small-scale and medium-scale industries. Faridabad happens to be one of the largest exporters of Henna in India. Various prominent companies have established their headquarters in Faridabad. Many IT Companies and MNCs have established their offices in the city, offering plenty of job opportunities. Large-scale companies like Yamaha Motors, Havells, Indian Oil, Larsen & Toubro, Whirlpool, etc. have their units and manufacturing plants in Faridabad. Faridabad is a massive economic hub in Haryana that generates more than 50% of the income tax for the state government. This city hosts many modern educational institutions including schools like Apeejay and DPS, as well as colleges like Institute of Management Technology and Institute of Hotel Management. There are certain tourist spots such as Badkhal lake, Surajkund, Digambar Jain Temple in and around the city.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.