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India's SBI sees early signs of loan growth revival-exec

MUMBAI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The State Bank of Indiais seeing early signs of a revival in loan growth, A. KrishnaKumar, Managing Director, national banking group, said onTuesday, adding that there was limited scope for furtherreduction in the bank's interest rates.

SBI, India's largest lender, cut its base rate, the minimuminterest rate at which it lends, by 25 basis points to 9.75percent last month, after India's central bank cut the cashreserve ratio by 25 basis points to 4.5 percent..

(Reporting by Swati Pandey; Editing by Jijo Jacob)

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