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The london Stock Exchange

Mumbai (previously known as Bombay until 1996) is a natural harbor on the west coast of India, and is the capital city of Maharashtra state. It is India's largest city, and one of the world's most populous cities. It is the financial capital of India. The city is the second most-populous in the world. It has approximately 14 million people.[1] Along with the neighboring cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it forms the world's 4th largest urban agglomeration. They have around 19.1 million people.Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Mumbai generates 5% of India's GDP.[2] It accounts for 25% of industrial output, 40% of sea trade, and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy.[3] The Reserve Bank of India, the Bombay Stock Exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India and the many Indian companies and multinational corporations are in the city. It also has the Hindi film and television industry, known as Bollywood.

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  1. "World: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population (2009)". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2009-04-28.
  2. "Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project". Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  3. "Navi Mumbai International Airport" (JPG). City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). Retrieved 2008-07-18.

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