India finance minister asks banks to ensure credit flow to industry

Think Finance Hires Craig A. Nies as Chief Analytics Officer

Credit: Reuters/Adnan Abidi NEW DELHI | Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:46am EDT NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday asked state-run banks to ensure flow of credit to every sector of industry, indicating the need for funding projects amid an economic slowdown. The banks have been asked to assist industrial borrowers who were facing difficulties and be sympathetic towards genuine defaulters, Chidambaram told a parliamentary panel attached to the finance ministry. Economic growth virtually halved in two years to 5 percent in the fiscal year that ended in March — the lowest level in a decade — and most economists surveyed by Reuters in the past week expect 2013/14 to be worse.

In this role, Mr. Nies will be responsible for all predictive analytics, including the development of new models for marketing, risk and fraud across the companys suite of solutions.He will also lead research and development of advanced modeling techniques that leverage new Big Data sources and technologies. Craig brings an impressive background in designing and deploying new models for predictive analytics. His expertise will be a great complement to our already strong team and will help us continue to innovate and refine our products to better serve our customers, said Ken Rees, Chief Executive Officer, Think Finance.

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