Mumbai, fondly referred to as ?Bombay? by many, is not only the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra but is also the financial and commercial capital of the country. It lies on the Konkan coast, along the western border of India. It is probably the most populous city in India and serves as a home to the wealthiest Indians. Mumbai hosts the highest number of billionaires and millionaires amongst all the prime Indian cities. Being an economic hub, the city promises a plethora of opportunities in terms of employment, and thus it is a much-coveted destination for job-seekers from all over the nation. The Indian film industry, popularly known as ?Bollywood?, operates out of Mumbai. Mumbai also serves as a popular tourist destination as its outskirts provide all travelers with a magnificent combination of serene beaches, exotic hill stations on the Western Ghats. The tropical climate of Mumbai has a harmonious blend of warm, chilly and rainy days. The infamous Mumbai rain floods the city every year but doesn?t dampen the quintessential energetic spirit of the city. This Indian city nurtures the passion of dedicated learners and workers; it is often considered as the city that never sleeps.
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.