RBI profits soar

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recorded growth of 182% in gross total income to Rs 75,348 crore ($18.4 billion) during 2006-07 from Rs 26,320 crore last year on the back of sale of State Bank of India (SBI) shares.

However, even without the sale of shares, the central bank's gross income has gone up by 56% to Rs 41,039 crore due to higher earnings from foreign reserves and domestic sources, according to a report by The Economic Times of India, a newspaper.

A large fraction of profits hav

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