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Year Roundup: 2014
Microfinance sector posts impressive growth in 2014

The biggest measure among all was the RBI giving a bank license to Bandhan, India's largest microfinance institutions (MFIs).

There are many first-timers who were drawn to the online world of products ranging from electronics and apparel to house, insurance and even automobiles in 2014.
After decontrol in April last year, the Rs 80,000 crore sugar industry was anticipating better times ahead but low ex-factory prices dashed all hopes.
The year 2014 has been rewarding for car makers after a lull in 2013.
Sun Pharmaceutical's move to acquire Ranbaxy is arguably the high point of 2014 for the pharmaceutical sector.
Factors like low demand and slow sales coupled with a huge debt and high interest rates continued to exacerbate industry. Yet, a friendly budget set the hope for reforms.
In September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Make in India' campaign, exhorting global investors to manufacture in India.
The year proved to be a watershed with the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) effecting many changes in the way the fund is managed.
In 2014 prices of most commodities fell. We bring you a snapshot of 2014 for some actively-traded commodities.
In percentage terms also, the rally this year is the biggest since 2009 (81 per cent).
On business front, FMCG firms continued to struggle with subdued demand as the economy is to get back on tracks.
There was some bad news too. However, the high for the telecom industry was the growing demand for data services and smartphones.